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1. upward

adverb. ['ˈʌpwɝd'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwardly
  • up

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upweardes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Upward

  • afterward
  • forward
  • northeastward
  • northward
  • norward

Example sentences of the word upward


1. Adjective
These certifications are valued and can help you on your quest toward upward mobility in the project managing world.

2. Adverb
Angle the gun slightly upward so that the nail will go in at an angle.

Quotes containing the word upward


1. She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars.
- Neil Gaiman, Stardust

2. I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
- Charlotte Brontë

3. Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

2. upward

adjective. ['ˈʌpwɝd'] directed up.

Antonyms

  • asleep

Etymology

  • upweardes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. upward

adjective. ['ˈʌpwɝd'] extending or moving toward a higher place.

Synonyms

  • up

Antonyms

  • low
  • falling

Etymology

  • upweardes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. upward

adverb. ['ˈʌpwɝd'] to a later time.

Synonyms

  • up

Antonyms

  • unfinished
  • malfunctioning

Etymology

  • upweardes (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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