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Meaning & Definition of Upward in English

English

Upward

/əpwərd/

adjective

1. Directed up

  • "The cards were face upward"
  • "An upward stroke of the pen"
    synonym:
  • upward

2. Extending or moving toward a higher place

  • "The up staircase"
  • "A general upward movement of fish"
    synonym:
  • up(a)
  • ,
  • upward(a)

adverb

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

2. To a later time

  • "They moved the meeting date up"
  • "From childhood upward"
    synonym:
  • up
  • ,
  • upwards
  • ,
  • upward

Examples of using

He was looking upward to the sky.