Upward Up"ward, n. The upper part; the top. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

From the extremest upward of thy head. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • upward — Ⅰ. upward UK US /ˈʌpwəd/ adjective ► moving towards a higher position, level, or value: upward climb/momentum/movement »London s shares maintained their upward momentum yesterday. upward curve/trend »The market has been on a steady upward trend… …   Financial and business terms

  • Upward — Up ward, Upwards Up wards, adv. [AS. upweardes. See {Up }, and { wards}.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. I.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upward — upward, upwards 1. The only form for the adjective is upward (in an upward direction), but upward and upwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for upwards in BrE: • The launcher consists of a small nozzle that directs a jet of… …   Modern English usage

  • Upward — Up ward, a. [AS. upweard. See {Up}, and { ward}.] Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upward — [up′wərd] adv., adj. [ME < OE upweard: see UP1 & WARD] 1. toward a higher place, position, degree, amount, etc. 2. on into future years or later life 3. beyond (an indicated price, amount, etc.) [tickets cost two dollars and upward]: Also… …   English World dictionary

  • upward — O.E. upweard, upweardes; see UP (Cf. up) + WARD (Cf. ward). Cf. M.L.G. upwart, M.Du. opwaert, M.H.G. ufwart. Phrase upward mobility first recorded 1949; mainly restricted to sociologists jargon until 1960s …   Etymology dictionary

  • upward — ► ADVERB (also upwards) ▪ towards a higher point or level. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ moving or leading towards a higher point or level. ● upwards of Cf. ↑upwards of DERIVATIVES upwardly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Upward — Edward Upward (* 9. September 1903 in Repton, Derbyshire; † 13. Februar 2009 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire) war ein britischer Schriftsteller. Leben Upward besuchte die Schule in Repton, wo er Christopher Isherwood kennenlernte. Während des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • upward — [[t]ʌ̱pwə(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n An upward movement or look is directed towards a higher place or a higher level. She started once again on the steep upward climb... She gave him a quick, upward look, then lowered her eyes. Ant: downward 2) ADJ:… …   English dictionary

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