AskDefine | Define upwards

Dictionary Definition

upwards adv
1 spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile" [syn: up, upward, upwardly] [ant: down, down, down, down]
2 to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward" [syn: up, upward]

User Contributed Dictionary



From up(p)weardes.


  1. Towards a higher place; towards what is above.
  2. To a higher figure or amount.
  3. Towards something which is higher in order, larger, superior etc.
  4. Backwards in time, into the past.
  5. To or into later life.

Extensive Definition

Up may refer to:


Science and technology

  • μp, an abbreviation for microprocessor (where the "u" is actually "μ", the lowercase Greek letter mu, meaning "micro-")
  • Unified Process, an iterative software development process
  • UP (complexity), Unambiguous Non-deterministic Polynomial-time





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upwards in Serbian: UP
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