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.
- In, to, or toward a higher place, level, or position: flying upward.
- Toward a higher position in a hierarchy or on a socioeconomic scale: a young executive moving upward fast.
- To or toward the source, origin, or interior.
- Toward the head or upper parts: bare from the waist upward.
- Toward a higher amount, degree, or rank: Prices soared upward.
- Toward a later time or age: from adolescence upward.
- Directed toward a higher place or position: upward movement.
- upward More than; in excess of: "the onslaught of upwards of seventy divisions” ( Winston S. Churchill).