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Meaning of upward by Wiktionary Dictionary

upward


    Etymology

    From Old English upweardes. See up, ward .

    Pronunciation

    • ( US ) IPA: /ˈʌpwɜː( ɹ )d/
    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈʌpwəd/

    Adverb

    upward

    1. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; -- opposed to downward; as, to tend or roll upward .
      Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. -Hooker .
    2. In the upper parts; above .
      Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. -Milton .
    3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over .
      From twenty years old and upward. -Num. i. 3 .
    4. Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course .


    Noun

    upward ( uncountable )

    1. ( obsolete ) The upper part; the top .
      From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak .

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Explanation of upward by Wordnet Dictionary

upward


    Adverb
    1. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

    2. the fragments flew upwards
      prices soared upwards
      upwardly mobile
    3. to a later time

    4. from childhood upward
    Adjective
    1. extending or moving toward a higher place

    2. a general upward movement of fish
    3. directed up

    4. the cards were face upward
      an upward stroke of the pen


    Definition of upward by GCIDE Dictionary

    upward


    1. Upward Upwards adv. [AS. upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.]

      1. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; -- opposed to downward; as, “to tend or roll upward”. I. Watts.

      Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. Hooker.

      2. In the upper parts; above.

      Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man,

      And down ward fish. Milton.

      3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.

      From twenty years old and upward. Num. i. 3.

      Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above.

      I have been your wife in this obedience

      Upward of twenty years. Shak.

    2. Upward, a. [AS. upweard. See Up, and -ward.] Directed toward a higher place; as, “with upward eye; with upward course”.

    3. Upward, n. The upper part; the top. [Obs.]

      From the extremest upward of thy head. Shak.