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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English upwardes, from Old English upweardes, equivalent to up +‎ -wards. Cognate with Dutch opwaarts (upwards), German aufwärts (upwards).

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upwards (comparative more upwards, superlative most upwards)

  1. Towards a higher place; towards what is above.
  2. To a higher figure or amount.
  3. Towards something which is higher in order, larger, superior etc.
  4. Backwards in time, into the past.
  5. To or into later life.

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