Part of speech: adjective

Turned or directed toward a higher place.

Part of speech: adverb

Toward a higher place or price.

Part of speech: adverb

In excess; more.

Part of speech: adverb

Toward that which is better or nobler.

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Usage examples "upward":

  1. Reading without sliding the voice either upward or downward. - "1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading", B. A. Hathaway.
  2. The only thing that made me keep my head at all was knowledge that Abdul Ali had had to do the trip feet- upward, with his head in a bag. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.
  3. But of late everything had taken an upward turn, and by way of variety, existence turned a smiling face toward him. - "Polly Oliver's Problem", Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin.