adverb Also up·wards.
Origin of upward
Examples from the Web for upwards
Not surprisingly, rates for recovery vary enormously, from as low as three percent to upwards of 75 percent.
Some show benefits for upwards of 400, while others show 200 is better.
Her oldest client was 70 years old, but she says they range in age from 18 upwards.
They range in age from 18 upwards, but the majority look no older than 25.
By contrast, in a regular primary, the 10th would have upwards of 180 stations.The GOP Establishment Turns a ‘Firehose’ on Virginia Tea Partiers|Michelle Cottle|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His wife sells bric--brac and old masters: Rembrandts from two francs fifty upwards.Trilby|George Du Maurier
In these upwards of two thousand children receive a good common school education.The Genius of Scotland|Robert Turnbull
The season continued for upwards of eight weeks, and was a pronounced success, both artistically and financially.The Mapleson Memoirs, vol II|James H. Mapleson
For the entire distance its summits are distinctly seen from the ocean, many at a distance of upwards of a hundred miles.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
The equestrian figure is upwards of fourteen feet high, and weighs about eight tons.The Cruise of the Elena|J. Ewing Ritchie
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Word Origin and History for upwards
Old English upweard, upweardes; see up + -ward. Cf. Middle Low German upwart, Middle Dutch opwaert, Middle High German ufwart. Phrase upward mobility first recorded 1949; mainly restricted to sociologists' jargon until 1960s.