Definition of upwards (or upward) of in English:

upwards (or upward) of


  • More than.

    ‘the triathlon normally attracts upwards of 25,000 spectators’
    • ‘He got upwards of 70,000 individual investors, most of whom believed him for years.’
    • ‘Because of its classic status and undeniable panache, a good one should make upwards of £2,500 privately.’
    • ‘These cards were still expensive and some were so ornate that they could cost upwards of $10!’
    • ‘Demand for gas here is expected to rise by upwards of 30% during the next three years.’
    • ‘The company has now invested upwards of £500,000 in the scheme, and everyone is delighted with the outcome.’
    • ‘But some permanent representatives remain in Brussels for much longer, upwards of a decade or beyond.’
    • ‘There can be upwards of 100 people on board for an evening trip.’
    • ‘In some cities, such as New York, the drop is upwards of 30 percent from just a few years ago.’
    • ‘But at upwards of £15,000 for the service, you're looking at making a major investment.’
    • ‘I've spent upwards of £90 on energising health supplements, but to no avail.’
    • ‘A survey of the numbers attending the Centre showed that upwards of 750 people came to the Centre each week.’
    • ‘Surrounding this are upwards of a hundred and fifty people.’
    • ‘The organisers are hoping to raise upwards of 1 million in sponsorship this year.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, upwards of 70 percent of the voters say they have heard enough about this.’
    • ‘Those willing to invest upwards of 100,000 can expect to yield a significant capital gain on their money.’
    • ‘I always feel bad for people getting married and spending upwards of a hundred thousand dollars.’
    • ‘Town clerk Nicola Radley said upwards of 25 people viewed the draft document.’
    • ‘Why cannot the council account for the whereabouts of the above items or the disappearance of upwards of 20 high quality suits?’
    • ‘I put my name on the list, and waited, knowing full well that such was the state of the health service, it would be upwards of two years before they got round to me.’
    • ‘Mr Collins admits he doesn't know what volume of claims to expect but imagines it will be upwards of one hundred and that the claims will be for large sums of money.’
    more than, above, over, in excess of, exceeding, beyond, greater than
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