Upwards of

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 upward. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

Looking inward, we are stricken dumb; looking upward, we speak and prevail. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

2. In the upper parts; above. [1913 Webster]

Dagon his name, sea monster, upward man, And down ward fish. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Yet more; indefinitely more; above; over. [1913 Webster]

From twenty years old and upward. --Num. i. 3. [1913 Webster]

{Upward of}, or {Upwards of}, more than; above. [1913 Webster]

I have been your wife in this obedience Upward of twenty years. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.