upwards of


variants or less commonly upward of
: more than : in excess of
they cost upwards of $25

Examples of upwards of in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1683, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of upwards of was in 1683

Dictionary Entries Near upwards of

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“Upwards of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upwards%20of. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

upwards of

variants also upward of
: more than
upwards of half a million people
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