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), upward(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]
- Upward \Up"ward\
Adverbupward (plural: upwards)
- 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.
- In the upper parts; above.
- Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. -Milton.
- Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
- From twenty years old and upward. -Num. i. 3.
- Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course.
- : The upper part; the top.
- From the extremest upward of thy head. -Shak.
Upward may refer to:
above, abovestairs, airward, aloft, aloof, anabatic, ascendant, ascending, ascensional, ascensive, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, climbing, descending, down-trending, downward, drifting, flowing, fluent, flying, going, gyrational, gyratory, heavenward, high, high up, in the air, in the ascendant, in the clouds, leaping, mounting, on high, on stilts, on the peak, on tiptoe, over, overhead, passing, plunging, progressive, rampant, rearing, reflowing, refluent, regressive, retrogressive, rising, rotary, rotational, rotatory, running, rushing, saltatory, scandent, scansorial, sideward, sinking, skyrocketing, skyward, soaring, spiraling, springing, straight up, streaming, tiptoe, to the zenith, up, up attic, up north, up steps, up-trending, upalong, uparching, upcoming, upgoing, upgrade, uphill, uphillward, uplong, uprising, upsloping, upstairs, upstream, upstreamward, uptown, upwards, upwith