Definitions for upwards
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"
up, upwards, upward(adverb)
to a later time
"they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
The kite flew upward.; Put the card down with the number facing upwards.
toward a higher amount or level
as the stock market went steadily upward
Towards a higher place; towards what is above.
To a higher figure or amount.
Towards something which is higher in order, larger, superior etc.
Backwards in time, into the past.
To or into later life.
Origin: From upweardes, uppweardes.
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
in the upper parts; above
yet more; indefinitely more; above; over