- up|wards [ˈʌpwədz US -wərdz-] adv also upward especially AmE1.) moving or pointing towards a higher position≠ ↑downwards▪ Pointing upwards, he indicated a large nest high in the tree.▪ The path began to climb steeply upwards.2.) increasing to a higher level≠ ↑downwards▪ The expected rate of inflation was revised upwards.▪ Prices are moving upwards again.3.) more than a particular amount, time etc▪ children of 14 and upwards▪ The meeting was attended by upwards of (=over) 500 people.
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upwards of — UK US preposition (US usually upward of) ► if a number, value, etc. is upwards of something, it is at least that amount or more: »The rescue plan is expected to cost upwards of $10 billion … Financial and business terms
upwards — UK US /ˈʌpwədz/ adverb (US usually upward) ► towards a higher position, level, or value: »The UK s export figures are expected to be revised upwards next month … Financial and business terms
upwards of — ► upwards of more than. Main Entry: ↑upward … English terms dictionary
upwards — [[t]ʌ̱pwə(r)dz[/t]] (The spelling upward is also used. In American English, upward is the more usual form.) 1) ADV: ADV after v, n ADV If someone moves or looks upwards, they move or look up towards a higher place. There, said Jack, pointing… … English dictionary
upwards of — adverb also upward of 1. : more than : in excess of signed upwards of 10,000 bills into law and vetoed more than 1500 Beverly Smith 2. : a little less than : not quite … Useful english dictionary
upwards — upward, upwards 1. The only form for the adjective is upward (in an upward direction), but upward and upwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for upwards in BrE: • The launcher consists of a small nozzle that directs a jet of… … Modern English usage
upwards — also upward adverb AmE 1 moving or pointing towards a higher position: Hold the gun so that it points upwards. opposite downwards 2 increasing to a higher level: Salary scales have been moving steadily upwards: . opposite downwards 3 more than a… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
upwards — adv. upwards of (upwards of an hour) ( somewhat more than an hour ) * * * [ ʌpwədz] upwards of ( somewhat more than an hour ; upwards of an hour) … Combinatory dictionary
upwards */*/ — UK [ˈʌpwə(r)dz] / US [ˈʌpwərdz] adverb 1) towards a higher position She glanced upwards at the screen. 2) towards a higher or more important level The initial estimate has been revised upwards. 3) more than a particular number or amount upwards… … English dictionary
upwards — I upwards [ˈʌpwədz] or upward [ˈʌpwəd] adv 1) towards a higher position Ant: downwards She glanced upwards at the screen.[/ex] 2) towards a higher or more important level Ant: downwards The initial estimate has been revised upwards.[/ex] 3) more… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English