[ UK /ˈʌpwədz/ ]
[ US /ˈəpwɝdz/ ]
  1. to a later time
    they moved the meeting date up
    from childhood upward
  2. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    upwardly mobile
    upwardly mobile
    look up!
    prices soared upwards
    the fragments flew upwards
    the music surged up
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How To Use upwards In A Sentence

  • The largest of these primitive ‘trees’ were giant lycopods reaching upwards of 20 meters, but most of the plants grew to less than a meter above the ground.
  • The Jet Ranger arced upwards, a big prehistoric pterodactyl lurching blindly in its death throes.
  • Tuesday, 19 February 2008 first signs of spring - centre piece of the month february pick whatever flowers you get at the supermarket to make this little basket filled with flowers. ranunculus are my favourites and available all over the place at the moment, so i chose to put them into this flowery centrepiece. the orchid is quite fancy but you just really need one to pimp this up (and it keeps for ever!). a rose or two, some ivy and green leaves from the forest and you are all set. to get started line a basket with some foil and trim on the edges. soak some floral foam in water and place in the basket, when soaked wet (can be really, really wet - it will have to work as a vase to the flowers), eventually cut and trim the floral on the edges, so that it resembles an arch. trim flowers and green leaves and stick into pot. start doing so on the bottom of foam, working upwards until you have an even flowery centrepiece. make sure foam stays moist - adding some water from time to time. Archive 2008-02-01
  • Lie flat, bend the knees, then straighten the legs upwards.
  • It was right for him to move onwards and upwards. Times, Sunday Times
  • One knife had slashed his side, penetrating upwards through the muscle and entering the lung.
  • In front of the ankle, a prominent tendon from the shin muscles stands out when the foot is pointed upwards.
  • They will be concerned that wholesale prices could move upwards again, eating into margins. Times, Sunday Times
  • Two twin marble staircases curved upwards, leading to the second floor.
  • It is a safe bet that it will be revised upwards again. Times, Sunday Times
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