Definitions for upwardly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

up•wardˈʌp wərd(adv.)up′wards.

  1. toward a higher place or position:

    birds flying upward.

  2. toward a higher or more distinguished condition, rank, level, etc.

  3. beyond; more.

  4. toward a large city, the source or origin of a stream, or the interior of a country or region.

  5. in the upper parts; above.

  6. (adj.)moving or tending upward; directed at or situated in a higher place or position.

Idioms for upward:

  1. upward(s) of, more than.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of upward:

bef. 900


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. upwardly(Adverb)

    In an upward manner.

  2. upwardly(Adverb)

    Towards a higher level, position or status.


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