Up"ward (?), Up"wards (?), adv. [AS. upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.]
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.
Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail.
In the upper parts; above.
Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man,
And down ward fish.
Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
From twenty years old and upward.
Num. i. 3.
Upward of, ∨ Upwards of, more than; above.
I have been your wife in this obedience
Upward of twenty years.
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