What does upwards mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. up, upwards, upwardadverb

    to a later time

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


  1. upwardsadverb

    Towards a higher place; towards what is above.

    Etymology: From upweardes, uppweardes.

  2. upwardsadverb

    To a higher figure or amount.

    Etymology: From upweardes, uppweardes.

  3. upwardsadverb

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

    Etymology: From upweardes, uppweardes.

  4. upwardsadverb

    Backwards in time, into the past.

    Etymology: From upweardes, uppweardes.

  5. upwardsadverb

    To or into later life.

    Etymology: From upweardes, uppweardes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upwardsadverb

    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. Upwardsadverb

    in the upper parts; above

  3. Upwardsadverb

    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.

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  1. Adverbs Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of upwards in a Sentence

  1. London Capital Group Kelly:

    All this geopolitical tension is helping these defence stocks, and the fact that they are going to increase the anti-terrorist spend is aiding and abetting these moves upwards.

  2. Anthony Tan:

    We believe that as we offer more localized everyday services, there will be more users and higher engagement across the user base, when that happens, it attracts more partners and it's a virtuous upwards cycle. Great for business.

  3. Howard W. Hunter, Speech given in October 1994:

    The path of repentance, though hard at times, lifts one ever upwards and leads to a perfect forgiveness.

  4. Kit Yates:

    In January, before the vaccination program really got into full swing we were maybe seeing upwards of 10 % of cases going on to be hospitalized. Now that figure is down to between 2 % and 3 %, so vaccines are making a huge difference.

  5. Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji:

    I was amazed by the golden color of the ceiling and the unique paintings all around, i put my camera on the floor and tilted it upwards using a wide lens to capture this photo.

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    the substance that is acted upon by an enzyme or ferment
    • A. substrate
    • B. volubility
    • C. larceny
    • D. cazique

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