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adv. Also, up′wards.
In British English, if you move or look upwards, you move or look towards a place that is higher than the place where you are.
Upwards is always an adverb.
Speakers of American English usually say upward instead of 'upwards'.
In both British and American English, upward is an adjective. An upward movement or look is one in which someone or something moves or looks upwards.
When upward is an adjective, you can only use it in front of a noun.
|Adj.||1.||upward - directed up; "the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke of the pen"|
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
|2.||upward - extending or moving toward a higher place; "the up staircase"; "a general upward movement of fish"|
ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
|Adv.||1.||upward - 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"|
|2.||upward - to a later time; "they moved the meeting date up"; "from childhood upward"|
upward mobility → ascenso m social, movilidad f social ascendente
She started on the steep upward climb → Elle entama son ascension de la pente escarpée.
to be lying face upward → être allongé(e) sur le dos