Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “onwards”

onwards

adverb uk   /ˈɒn.wədz/ us    /ˈɑːn.wɚdz/ mainly UK (US usually onward)

onwards adverb (TIME)

from 6.30, March, the 1870s, etc. onwards C2 beginning at a particular time and continuing after it: I'm usually at home from five o'clock onwards.Starting from a particular time

onwards adverb (DIRECTION)

C2 If you move onwards, you continue to go forwards: We sailed onwards in a westerly direction.Describing movement towards
(Definition of onwards from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of onwards?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “onwards”

Word of the Day

tankard

a large usually drinking cup, usually made of metal, with sloping sides, a handle, and sometimes a lid, mainly used for drinking beer

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More