- In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin
- We ran upward
- (Can we date this quote?) Richard Hooker
- Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail.
1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 23, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
- If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.
- In the upper parts; above.
- (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
- Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, / And downward fish.
- Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
- Bible, Numbers i. 3.
- From twenty years old and upward.
in the upper parts; above
- (obsolete) The upper part; the top.
- (Can we date this quote?) Shakespeare
- From the extremest upward of thy head.
upward (comparative more upward, superlative most upward)
- Directed toward a higher place.
- with upward eye; with upward course
moving up, directed toward a higher place