What does upward mean?

Definitions for upwardˈʌp wərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upward.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upward(adj)

    directed up

    "the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke of the pen"

  2. up(a), upward(a)(adverb)

    extending or moving toward a higher place

    "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"

  3. up, upwards, upward, upwardly(adverb)

    spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position

    "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile"

  4. up, upwards, upward(adverb)

    to a later time

    "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"

Wiktionary

  1. upward(Noun)

    The upper part; the top.

    From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak.

  2. upward(Adverb)

    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.

  3. upward(Adverb)

    In the upper parts; above.

    Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. -Milton.

  4. upward(Adverb)

    Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.

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

  5. upward(Adverb)

    Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course.

  6. Origin: From upweardes. See up, ward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upward(adverb)

    alt. of Upwards

  2. Upward(adj)

    directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course

  3. Upward(noun)

    the upper part; the top

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upward

    up′ward, adj. directed up or to a higher place.—advs. Up′ward, Up′wardly, Up′wards, toward a higher direction; Up′ways, upward.—Upward of, more than, about.

Anagrams for upward »

  1. draw up, updraw

  2. Draw up

  3. Updraw

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upward in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chairman Thomas Jordan:

    This is especially important at the moment, as upward pressure on the Swiss franc has intensified once again.

  2. Nicolas Suiffet:

    From a technical point of view, there is a high probability of an upward breakout of the significant hurdle at 3,145.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.

  4. Tariq Zahir:

    There's a whole lot of things going on, from the options trade in WTI to the position squaring in Brent, that's helping oil prices get some upward traction here.

  5. Felix Adler:

    Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.

Images & Illustrations of upward

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Translations for upward

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • hacia arribaSpanish
  • superiora locaLatin
  • whakarungaMāori
  • наверху, наверх, вверх, ввысь, восходящий, выше, кверху, подниматься, вверху, свышеRussian

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