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 for upward
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upward \Up"ward\, Upwards \Up"wards\, adv. [AS. upweardes. See
     Up-, and -wards.]
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     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.
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              Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking
              upward, we speak and prevail.         --Hooker.
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     2. In the upper parts; above.
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              Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man,
              And down ward fish.                   --Milton.
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     3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
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              From twenty years old and upward.     --Num. i. 3.
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     Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above.
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              I have been your wife in this obedience
              Upward of twenty years.               --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upward \Up"ward\, a. [AS. upweard. See Up, and -ward.]
     Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with
     upward course.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upward \Up"ward\, n.
     The upper part; the top. [Obs.]
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           From the extremest upward of thy head.   --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  upward
      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,
             downwards]
      2: to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from
         childhood upward" [syn: up, upwards, upward]
      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), upward(a)]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "upward":
     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
  
  

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