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upward    : ['ʌpwɚd]
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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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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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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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" [synonym: {up}, {upwards}, {upward},
{upwardly}] [ant: {down}, {downward}, {downwardly},
2: to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from
childhood upward" [synonym: {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" [synonym:
{up(a)}, {upward(a)}]

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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