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Upward appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Draw pupil's lip upward.
  • Draw putrid dirt upward.
  • Draw pupil's pup's lip upward.
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The word upward is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective upward

What does upward mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. directed up
    • examples: the cards were face upward | an upward stroke of the pen
    • similar: up
  2. extending or moving toward a higher place
    • example: a general upward movement of fish
    • adjective position: attributive adjective (it occurs before the noun)
    • synonym of upward: up
    • similar: ascending

Definition of the adverb upward

What does upward mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    • examples: the fragments flew upwards | prices soared upwards
    • synonyms of upward: up / upwardly / upwards
    • antonym of upward: downward
  2. to a later time
    • example: from childhood upward
    • synonyms of upward: up / upwards

Alternative definition of the adverb upward


  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.
  2. In the upper parts; above.
  3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over.
  4. Directed toward a higher place; as, with upward eye; with upward course.

Definition of the noun upward

What does upward mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: upwards

  1. [obsolete] : The upper part; the top.


Upward is a musical group.

  • album: "Scriptunes Volume 2"


Upward was the code name, within the National Reconnaissance Office's Byeman Control System, for assistance given to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during Project Apollo. The system would have flown a KH-7 GAMBIT camera into Earth orbit, for transport to the moon to perform mapping surveys.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Upward

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Practical Phonography (1881)

Giving the Best Phonographic Forms for the Words of the English Language by James Eugene Munson

Ish ; Äff (written upward), Shee ; ZH ( sound ...

Google previewDictionary of Physics (1999)

by Michael Chapple

capillary rise is the upward climb of liquids such as water through a narrow, vertical tube in apparent conflict with gravity and atmospheric pressure. The order of events is important and they are shown in the diagram. Given a narrow glass tube ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Birds (1896)

by Alfred Newton

Upward currents of air are to be met with, when there is a wind, on the windward side of a sloping mountain, or a house, or the sail of a ship, or as a result of the inequalities of surface produced by waves on the sea. For example, Gulls may be ...

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Upward Bound Sign Language Class

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Quotes about Upward

If you knew the upward mobility that South Dakota's kids have gotten from the opportunity to intern and to work and to be employed and to have upward mobility in that company and move on, it's been phenomenal for South Dakota. (Bill Janklow)
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Scrabble value of U1P3W4A1R1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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