onward and upward

Definition of onward and upward

  1. :  toward a better condition or higher level He is moving onward and upward in his business career.

Word by Word Definitions

onwardplay
  1. :  toward or at a point lying ahead in space or time :  forward

  1. :  directed or moving onward :  forward

upwardplay
  1. :  in a direction from lower to higher

    :  toward the source (as of a river)

    :  toward the interior (as of a region)

  1. :  directed toward or situated in a higher place or level :  ascending

    :  rising to a higher pitch


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a dividing ridge between drainage areas

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