What does the word upward mean?

Usage examples for upward

  1. Reading without sliding the voice either upward or downward. – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by 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 by 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 by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin