What does upwards mean?

Definitions for upwards

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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"

  2. up, upwards, upward(adverb)

    to a later time

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

Wiktionary

  1. upwards(Adverb)

    Towards a higher place; towards what is above.

  2. upwards(Adverb)

    To a higher figure or amount.

  3. upwards(Adverb)

    Towards something which is higher in order, larger, superior etc.

  4. upwards(Adverb)

    Backwards in time, into the past.

  5. upwards(Adverb)

    To or into later life.

  6. Origin: From upweardes, uppweardes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upwards(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

  2. Upwards(adverb)

    in the upper parts; above

  3. Upwards(adverb)

    yet more; indefinitely more; above; over

Freebase

  1. Upwards

    Upwards is a Mercury Music Prize nominated album by British hip hop artist Ty, released in 2003 by Big Dada.

British National Corpus

  1. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upwards' in Adverbs Frequency: #339

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upwards in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upwards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Plato:

    Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.

  2. Fred Hoyle:

    Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.

  3. Marianne Comparet:

    We like to think of it as building the health system from the roots upwards. And that requires an absolutely collaborative and inclusive approach.

  4. Winston Churchill:

    The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.

  5. George Orwell:

    Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.

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