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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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, upward,
upwardly] [ant: down, downward, downwardly,
2: to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from
childhood upward" [syn: up, upwards, upward]
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