- 1toward a higher place or position A flight of steps led upward to the front door. Place your hands on the table with the palms facing upward. The corners of her mouth curved upward in amusement. opposite downward
- 2toward a higher amount or price Bad weather forced the price of fruit upward. The budget has been revised upward. opposite downward
- 3 upward of something more than the amount or number mentioned You should expect to pay upward of $90 for a hotel room.