What does upward mean?

Definitions for upward
ˈʌp wərdup·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upwardadjective

    directed up

    "the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke of the pen"

  2. up(a), upward(a)adverb

    extending or moving toward a higher place

    "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"

  3. 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"

  4. up, upwards, upwardadverb

    to a later time

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

Wiktionary

  1. upwardnoun

    The upper part; the top.

    From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak.

    Etymology: From upweardes. See up, ward.

  2. upwardadverb

    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.

    Etymology: From upweardes. See up, ward.

  3. upwardadverb

    In the upper parts; above.

    Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. -Milton.

    Etymology: From upweardes. See up, ward.

  4. upwardadverb

    Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.

    From twenty years old and upward. -Num. i. 3.

    Etymology: From upweardes. See up, ward.

  5. upwardadverb

    Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course.

    Etymology: From upweardes. See up, ward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upwardadverb

    alt. of Upwards

  2. Upwardadjective

    directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course

  3. Upwardnoun

    the upper part; the top

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upward

    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.

Anagrams for upward »

  1. draw up, updraw

  2. Draw up

  3. Updraw

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upward in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of upward in a Sentence

  1. Jack Allen:

    July's rise in industrial production merely offset the declines in the previous two months, so is not the beginning of a stronger upward trend in the sector, the survey evidence points to fairly sluggish growth over the rest of the year.

  2. Paresh Upadhyaya:

    Powell's comments have provided more upward pressure on the dollar overnight into this morning.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    People often say that the confidence of a person rises as knowledge increases, then wondering why not feeling so and rather finding own diffidence on the upward mode.

  4. Ruth Westheimer:

    Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.

  5. Endicott Peabody:

    Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.

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  • hacia arribaSpanish
  • vers le hautFrench
  • ऊपर की ओरHindi
  • superiora locaLatin
  • whakarungaMāori
  • omhoogDutch
  • наверху, наверх, вверх, ввысь, восходящий, выше, кверху, подниматься, вверху, свышеRussian
  • uppåtSwedish

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