Hypertext Webster Gateway: "upward"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Upward \Up"ward\, Upwards \Up"wards\, adv. [AS. upweardes. See
{Up-}, and {-wards}.]
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. Watts.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Upward \Up"ward\, a. [AS. upweard. See {Up}, and {-ward}.]
Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with
upward course.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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

From the extremest upward of thy head. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: directed up; "the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke
of the pen"
2: extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up
staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish" [syn: {up(a)},
adv 1: 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" [syn: {up}, {upwards}, {upwardly}]
[ant: {down}, {down}, {down}, {down}]
2: to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from
childhood upward" [syn: {up}, {upwards}]

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