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. Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. (hooker)
2. In the upper parts; above. Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. (milton)
3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. From twenty years old and upward. (Num. I. 3) Upward of, or Upwards of, more than; above. I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years. (Shak)
Origin: AS. Upweardes. See Up-, and -wards.