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"


  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


  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

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