Upward Up"ward, Upwards Up"wards, adv. [AS. upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.] 1. 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. --I. Watts. Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. --Hooker. 2. In the upper parts; above. Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. --Milton. 3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. From twenty years old and upward. --Num. i. 3. Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above. I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years. --Shak.