Definition of upwards adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌpwədz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpwərdz//
    (especially British English) (also upward especially in North American English)
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  1. 1  towards a higher place or position A flight of steps led upwards to the front door. Place your hands on the table with the palms facing upwards. The corners of her mouth curved upwards in amusement. opposite downwards
  2. 2towards a higher amount or price Bad weather forced the price of fruit upwards. The budget has been revised upwards. opposite downwards
  3. 3upwards of something more than the amount or number mentioned You should expect to pay upwards of £50 for a hotel room.