UP'WARD, a. [up and ward, L. versus.]Directed to a higher place; as with upward eye; with upward speed.
UP'WARD, n. The top. [Not in use.]
UP'WARD, a. [up and ward, Sax. weard, L. versus.]
Directed to a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward speed. Dryden. Prior.
- Toward a higher place; opposed to downward.
Upward I lift my eye. Watts.
- Toward heaven and God.
Looking inward, we are struck dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. Hooker.
- With respect to the higher part.
Downward fish. Milton.
- More than, indefinitely. Upward of ten years have elapsed; upward of a hundred men were present.
- Toward the source. Trace the stream upward.
And trace the muses upward to their spring. Pope.
The top. [Not in use.] Shak.
- In a direction from lower to higher; toward a
higher place; in a course toward the source or origin; -- opposed to
downward; as, to tend or roll upward.
- Directed toward a higher place; as, with
upward eye; with upward course.
- The upper part; the
- In the upper parts; above.
- Yet more; indefinitely more; above;