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. "Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail." (Hooker)

2. In the upper parts; above. "Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish." (Milton)

3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. "From twenty years old and upward." (Num. I. 3) Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above. "I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years." (Shak)

Origin: AS. Upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.

(01 Mar 1998)

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