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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Upward \Up"ward\, Upwards \Up"wards\, adv. [AS. upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] 2. In the upper parts; above. [1913 Webster] Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. [1913 Webster] From twenty years old and upward. --Num. i. 3. [1913 Webster] Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above. [1913 Webster] I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years. --Shak. [1913 Webster]