Meaning of upward

up•ward

Pronunciation: (up'wurd), [key]
— adv.
  1. toward a higher place or position: The birds flew upward.
  2. toward a higher or more distinguished condition, rank, level, etc.: His employer wishes to move him upward in the company.
  3. to a greater degree; more: fourscore and upward.
  4. toward a large city, the source or origin of a stream, or the interior of a country or region: They followed the Thames River upward from the North Sea to London.
  5. in the upper parts; above.
  6. more than; above: My vacation cost me upwards of a thousand dollars.
—adj.
  1. moving or tending upward; directed at or situated in a higher place or position.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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