upwards of


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Given the rising price of quality brushes (upwards of $15 for a single pack), that's a waste of money, not to mention the time lost running back to the home center or hardware store. Dan Diclerico, Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2022 On rival reselling sites like Stubhub and SeatGeek, thousands of Swift tickets are already up for sale, with floor seats at larger shows like Atlanta and New Jersey going for upwards of $5,000 dollars. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 15 Nov. 2022 Court reporters can now cost these litigants upwards of $800 to $2,000 a day, said Roddy. Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2022 Georgia’s Senate contest has also been one of the most expensive in the country, with the candidates and outside groups spending upwards of $250 million. Time, 9 Nov. 2022 Winds are expected to be strongest in the mountain areas and the areas of Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley, Oswant said, with gusts ranging upwards of 50 miles per hour. Emily Alpert Reyesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2022 This funding will help upwards of 1.6 million households. Theara Coleman, The Week, 2 Nov. 2022 His originals, starting at $1,000 and selling for upwards of $30,000, partially benefit his Jacques Pépin Foundation, which offers free culinary classes to individuals facing employment barriers like homelessness or criminal records. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 1 Nov. 2022 Weather models expect upwards of three-tenths of an inch of rain falling in the Inner Sunset and Pacific Heights, while four-tenths of an inch will be possible on Twin Peaks and Bernal Heights. Gerry Díaz, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Nov. 2022 See More

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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

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“Upwards of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upwards%20of. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

upwards of


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