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"the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke of the pen"
extending or moving toward a higher place
"the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"
up, upwards, upward, upwardlyadverb
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, upwardadverb
to a later time
"they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"
The upper part; the top.
From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak.
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.
Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. -Hooker.
In the upper parts; above.
Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. -Milton.
Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
From twenty years old and upward. -Num. i. 3.
Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course.
Etymology: From upweardes. See up, ward.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Directed to a higher part.
Etymology: up and weard , Saxon.
Spread upon a lake, with upward eye,
A plump of fowl behold their foe on high. Dryden.
The angel said,
With upward speed his agile wings he spread. Matthew Prior.
Etymology: up and weard .
To smooth your passage, and to soften death:
For I would have you, when you upward move,
Speak kindly of me to our friends above. Dryden.
In sheets of rain the sky descends,
And ocean swell’d with waters upwards tends;
One rising, falling one; the heav’ns and sea
Meet at their confines, in the middle way. Dryden.
A man on a cliff, is at liberty to leap twenty yards downwards into the sea, not because he has power to do the contrary action, which is to leap twenty yards upwards, for that he cannot do; but he is therefore free, because he has a power to leap, or not to leap. John Locke.
Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. Richard Hooker, b. v.
Dagon, sea-monster! upward man,
And downward fish. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. i.
Their counsel must seem very unseasonable, who advise men now to suspect that, wherewith the world hath had, by their own account, twelve hundred years acquaintance and upwards, enough to take away suspicion. Richard Hooker, b. v.
I have been your wife in this obedience
Upward of twenty years; and have been blest
With many children by you. William Shakespeare, Hen. VIII.
Be ’s works your study;
Thence form your judgment, thence your notions bring,
And trace the muses upward to their spring. Alexander Pope.
The top. Out of use.
From th’ extreamest upward of thy head,
To the descent and dust below thy foot,
A most toad-spotted traitor. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
alt. of Upwards
directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course
the upper part; the top
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
up′ward, adj. directed up or to a higher place.—advs. Up′ward, Up′wardly, Up′wards, toward a higher direction; Up′ways, upward.—Upward of, more than, about.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Upward is ranked #160975 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Upward surname appeared 100 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Upward.
89% or 89 total occurrences were White.
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The numerical value of upward in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of upward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of upward in a Sentence
Mortgage rates continue their upward trajectory as the Federal Reserve signals a more aggressive stance on monetary policy, overall, consumers are spending in sectors that are not interest rate-sensitive, such as travel and dining out. However, rate-sensitive sectors, such as housing, continue to be adversely affected. As a result, would-be homebuyers continue to face the compounding challenges of affordability and low inventory.
Stocks are going to have to shift to a domestic economic performance focus …. We're going to see the market focused on what the U.S. economy is doing, rather than The Fed policy, i think we see a continued upward trend for the rest of the year.
It supports our view that the tightness in the labor market is generating upward pressure on compensation.
The underlying move in producer prices ... points to risks of a more moderate upward path in inflation than expected.
Obviously, it's about oil prices, the market is probably going to have an upward bias for most of the session as investors await the ECB( decision) tomorrow.
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