upwards (or upward) of

upwards (or upward) of
more than.
upward

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • upwards of — adverb also upward of 1. : more than : in excess of signed upwards of 10,000 bills into law and vetoed more than 1500 Beverly Smith 2. : a little less than : not quite …   Useful english dictionary

  • upward — adverb (also upwards) towards a higher point or level. adjective moving or leading towards a higher point or level. Phrases upwards (or upward) of more than. Derivatives upwardly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • upward — upward, upwards 1. The only form for the adjective is upward (in an upward direction), but upward and upwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for upwards in BrE: • The launcher consists of a small nozzle that directs a jet of… …   Modern English usage

  • upwards — upward, upwards 1. The only form for the adjective is upward (in an upward direction), but upward and upwards are both used for the adverb, with a preference for upwards in BrE: • The launcher consists of a small nozzle that directs a jet of… …   Modern English usage

  • Upwards — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upwards of — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upward — Ⅰ. upward UK US /ˈʌpwəd/ adjective ► moving towards a higher position, level, or value: upward climb/momentum/movement »London s shares maintained their upward momentum yesterday. upward curve/trend »The market has been on a steady upward trend… …   Financial and business terms

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upward of — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upward — [up′wərd] adv., adj. [ME < OE upweard: see UP1 & WARD] 1. toward a higher place, position, degree, amount, etc. 2. on into future years or later life 3. beyond (an indicated price, amount, etc.) [tickets cost two dollars and upward]: Also… …   English World dictionary

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