• (America) IPA: /ˈʌpwɜː(ɹ)d/
  • (British) IPA: /ˈʌpwəd/


  1. In a direction from lower to higher; toward a higher place; in a course toward the source or origin
    We ran upward
    • Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail.
  2. In the upper parts; above.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 1”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, / And downward fish.
  3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Numbers 1:3 ↗:
      From twenty years old and upward.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations
  • Russian: вверх
  • Russian: наверху́
  • Russian: вы́ше

upward (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) The upper part; the top.
    • c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene iii]:
      From the extremest upward of thy head.


  1. Directed toward a higher place.
    with upward eye; with upward course
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: подниматься

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