Upwards of Definition & Meaning - Merriam-Webster

upwards of

adverb
variants: or less commonly upward of

Definition of upwards of

: more than : in excess of they cost upwards of $25

Examples of upwards of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the 12th hole at NorthStar Golf Club, bad hole placement caused some players to have to putt upwards of 10 times, an issue that went further when the OHSAA decided to water the hole, but only after half the golfers had already played through. Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 4 Nov. 2021 In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world's two largest sequoia trees. The Associated. Press, Arkansas Online, 25 Oct. 2021 In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world’s two largest sequoia trees. NBC News, 23 Oct. 2021 The overall number of patients is still far below the high levels seen during last year's winter wave, when upwards of 30,000 people were in hospital with Covid-19 at its peak. Katherine Hignett, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2021 Bottles of the burgundy wine, DRC (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche) can cost upwards of $5,000. Analis Bailey, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 Still, microcurrent facials aren’t an inexpensive habit, and at-home tools can cost upwards of $500. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Aug. 2021 In comparison, corsets from a lingerie brand like Agent Provocateur can cost upwards of £695. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 21 July 2021 Meanwhile, Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee are crafting a massive bill that could cost upwards of $3.5 trillion. Grace Segers, CBS News, 13 July 2021

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First Known Use of upwards of

1683, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of upwards of was in 1683

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Last Updated

14 Jan 2022

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“Upwards of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upwards%20of. Accessed 15 Jan. 2022.

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