Definitions for upwardly
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
toward a higher place or position:
birds flying upward.
toward a higher or more distinguished condition, rank, level, etc.
toward a large city, the source or origin of a stream, or the interior of a country or region.
in the upper parts; above.
(adj.)moving or tending upward; directed at or situated in a higher place or position.
Idioms for upward:
upward(s) of, more than.
Origin of upward:
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"
In an upward manner.
Towards a higher level, position or status.