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And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another.
Hart Crane

Meaning of "upward" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UPWARD

upward  [ˈʌpwəd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UPWARD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Upward can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UPWARD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of upward in the English dictionary

The definition of upward in the dictionary is directed or moving towards a higher point or level.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UPWARD


awkward
ˈɔːkwəd
backward
ˈbækwəd
downward
ˈdaʊnwəd
eastward
ˈiːstwəd
Edward
ˈɛdwəd
forward
ˈfɔːwəd
homeward
ˈhəʊmwəd
inward
ˈɪnwəd
leeward
ˈliːwəd
northward
ˈnɔːθwəd
onward
ˈɒnwəd
outward
ˈaʊtwəd
skyward
ˈskaɪwəd
southward
ˈsaʊθwəd
straightforward
ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd
sunward
ˈsʌnwəd
wayward
ˈweɪwəd
westward
ˈwɛstwəd
windward
ˈwɪndwəd
Woodward
ˈwʊdwəd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UPWARD

uptrend
uptrilled
upturn
upturned
upvaluation
upvalue
UPVC
UPW
upwaft
upward mobility
upward social mobility
upwardly
upwardly mobile
upwardness
upwards
upwell
upwhirl
upwind
upwrap
upwrought

WORDS THAT END LIKE UPWARD

Academy Award
afterward
award
come forward
coward
fashion-forward
fast forward
fast-forward
go-forward
Great Leap Forward
hayward
Howard
maternity ward
put forward
reward
Seward
steward
store and forward
toward
ward

Synonyms and antonyms of upward in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UPWARD»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «upward» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of upward

Translation of «upward» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UPWARD

Find out the translation of upward to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of upward from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «upward» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

向上的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacia arriba
570 millions of speakers

English

upward
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊपर की ओर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إلى أعلى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вверх
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ascendente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঊর্ধ্বাভিমুখী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ascendant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ke atas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Aufwärts-
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

上方への
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

올라가는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Munggah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மேல்நோக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऊर्ध्वगामी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yukarı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

verso l´alto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

w górę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вгору
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în sus
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προς τα πάνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

opwaartse
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppåt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oppover
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of upward

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UPWARD»

The term «upward» is very widely used and occupies the 14.500 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UPWARD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about upward

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10 QUOTES WITH «UPWARD»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word upward.
1
Gautam Adani
The upward revision of import duty, from 1 per cent to over 4 per cent on steam coal imports, will adversely impact the industry, as it will lead to increase in cost of power generation.
2
Felix Adler
Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
3
Alan Arkin
You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you're gonna take and which waves you're not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.
4
Annie Besant
The soul grows by reincarnation in bodies provided by nature, more complex, more powerful, as the soul unfolds greater and greater faculties. And so the soul climbs upward into the light eternal. And there is no fear for any child of man, for inevitably he climbs towards God.
5
Charlotte Bronte
I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
6
Steven Burd
I'm no health care expert, but you've got technology that constantly advances the ability to extend life and maybe improve lifestyle. That puts constant upward pressure on health care costs.
7
Francis Ford Coppola
I think it's better to be overly ambitious and fail than to be underambitious and succeed in a mundane way. I have been very fortunate. I failed upward in my life!
8
Hart Crane
And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another.
9
Queen Elizabeth II
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
10
Shereen El Feki
My mother's family is Christian: her father was a Baptist lay preacher, and her brother, in a leap of Anglican upward mobility, became a vicar in the Church of Wales. But my mother converted to Islam on marrying my father. She was not obliged to; Muslim men are free to marry ahl al-kitab, or people of the Book - among them, Jews and Christians.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UPWARD»

Discover the use of upward in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to upward and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life -- ...
This small, provocative book will make a particularly good gift ..." —Publishers Weekly "A visionary work about the second stage of life as a time for the unfolding of spiritual maturity." —Spirituality & Practice, Best Books of 2011 ...
Richard Rohr, 2013
2
Breaking the Barrier to Upward Communication: Strategies and ...
Clear-headed advice on how people at all levels in organizations can overcome the barriers to having their ideas heard by their managers and top decision-makers.
Thad B. Green, Jay T. Knippen, 1999
3
Onward and Upward in the Garden
White, who began working at "The New Yorker" in 1925, published a series of 14 gardening pieces in 1958 when her job was coming to a close. It wasn't until after her death that her husband, E.B. White, assembled this collection.
Katharine S. White, Elwyn Brooks White, 2002
4
Upward Panic: The Autobiography of Eva Palmer-Sikelianos
First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Eua Palmer-Sikelianou, Eva Palmer-Sikelianos, John Peter Anton, 1993
5
Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary ...
This is one of the most intellectually and politically stimulating books I have read in recent years.
Bruce Robbins, 2009
6
Upward, Outward, Inward
This book from the Japanese house church provides one way for any Christian to become a discipler: it gives simple, practical ways to live out the Gospel, to explain the Gospel, and to pass the baton of discipleship on to others.
Mitsuo Fukuda, 2010
7
Sparks Fly Upward
In 1910, when a family of Russian Jews moves from Saskatchewan to Winnipeg, Canada, twelve-year-old Rebecca must live with Christians temporarily and struggles with anti-Semitism, confusion about God, and changing relationships with family ...
Carol Matas, 2002
8
Race, Self-Employment, and Upward Mobility: An Illusive ...
Refuting traditional notions about entrepreneurship and opportunity, scholar Timothy Bates finds that across all racial and ethnic lines, self-employment and upward mobility mainly are open to those who are educated, skilled, and with ...
Timothy Bates, 1997
9
Moving Upward Together: Creating Strategic Alignment to ...
Duffy (administration and supervision, Gallaudet University) addresses the nature of strategic alignment in school systems and explains how to create and sustain it.
Francis Martin Duffy, 2004
10
Struggling Upward; Or, Luck Larkin's Luck: Or, Luke Larkin's ...
As is common with the work of Horatio Alger Jr., Struggling Upward is the story of a young man's attempts to rise himself up from his bootstraps and make something of himself in this world. in this case, Luke Larkin, who through hard work, ...
Horatio Alger Jr., 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UPWARD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term upward is used in the context of the following news items.
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Customer Awareness and Adoption of Managed Services Trending …
Even with this upward momentum, however, the market is still wrestling with the need for an accepted definition of what managed services constitute; a definition ... «PR Newswire, Jun 15»
2
Report: Poor children in many Florida cities face little chance of …
“The data shows we can do something about upward mobility,” Chetty, a Harvard professor who conducted the study along with fellow Harvard economist ... «Florida Times-Union, May 15»
3
TCN Demands Upward Review of Transmission Tariff
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) is requesting for an upward review of the fees it charges for transmitting electricity from generation points to ... «THISDAY Live, Apr 15»
4
Canada revises upward CO2 emission data since 1990
All previous years were revised upward by around 12 to 24 megatons, which left total emissions up by 18 percent since 1990, according to the national report ... «Phys.Org, Apr 15»
5
National Review Overlooks Huge Strides In Latino Upward Mobility
National Review ignored overwhelming evidence showing second-generation Latinos besting their parents by every socioeconomic indicator to claim that the ... «Media Matters for America, Mar 15»
6
Upward Aims to Create Old-girls Network in Silicon Valley
Upward, in less than two years, has brought in more than 1,500 members, says Lambert, 47. That's just a fraction of the 21,000 Lean In “circles” or groups, which ... «Voice of America, Jan 15»
7
Tiny Ice Age Babies Open 'Windows' to Ancient Alaska
Archaeologists recently discovered their grave in a hearth—the girls were wrapped and covered in red ochre—at the Upward Sun River site, which has opened ... «Newser, Nov 14»
8
PR budgets cling on to upward trend
The quarterly survey showed that a net balance of one per cent of companies revised their PR budgets upward during the July-September period, down from 3.9 ... «PRWeek UK, Oct 14»
9
Economic Data Points to Upward Trajectory
“Not only was there an upward revision, but the composition points to solid growth in the second half of this year,” said Stuart G. Hoffman, chief economist at the ... «New York Times, Aug 14»
10
CU program pushes at-risk kids towards college
Upward Bound is part of a federal program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The point of the program at CU is to target at-risk students on Indian ... «9NEWS.com, Jul 14»

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