What does downhill mean?

Definitions for downhillˈdaʊnˈhɪl; ˈdaʊnˌhɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downhill(noun)

    the downward slope of a hill

  2. downhill(adj)

    a ski race down a trail

  3. declivitous, downhill, downward-sloping(adverb)

    sloping down rather steeply

  4. downhill(adverb)

    toward a lower or inferior state

    "your performance has been going downhill for a long time now"

  5. downhill(adverb)

    toward the bottom of a hill

    "running downhill, he gained a lot of speed"


  1. downhill(Noun)

    The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing

  2. downhill(Noun)

    A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing

  3. downhill(Adverb)

    Down a slope

    Because we got to the summit of the mountain, we could only go downhill from there

  4. downhill(Adjective)

    located down a slope or hill

  5. downhill(Adjective)

    going down a slope or a hill

  6. downhill(Adjective)


  7. downhill(Adjective)

    deteriorating, getting worse

    After Don made those tasteless remarks, our relationship with him went downhill.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downhill(adverb)

    towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill

  2. Downhill(adj)

    declivous; descending; sloping

  3. Downhill(noun)

    declivity; descent; slope


  1. Downhill

    Downhill is an alpine skiing discipline. The rules for the Downhill were originally developed by Sir Arnold Lunn for the 1921 British National Ski Championships. "Downhill skiing" is a commonly used term that is synonymous with "alpine skiing" to denote the sport and recreational activity of alpine skiing. The Downhill discipline involves the highest speeds and therefore the greatest risks of all the alpine events. Racers on a typical international-level course exceed speeds of 130 km/h and some courses, such as the notable Lauberhorn course in Wengen, Switzerland, and the Hahnenkamm course in Kitzbühel, Austria, speeds of up to 150 km/h in certain sections are common. The 100 mph barrier was broken by Johan Clarey at the 2013 Lauberhorn World Cup race beating previous record of 98mph, set by Italian Stefan Thanei in 2005. Competing in the Downhill event requires skiers to perfect an aerodynamically efficient position to minimize drag and increase speed. This contrasts to the technical expertise required in lower speed slalom events where turns are progressively more emphasized.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downhill in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downhill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bob Bennett, WDIV News 4, Detroit, reporting on a flood that destroyed some suburban basement apartments.:

    Water generally flows downhill in this area.

  2. George Sand:

    It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.

  3. Jennifer Aniston:

    I think it's a known fact that sequels can be tricky, they can go pretty downhill, and we really didn't want that to happen because we love this so much, i love this is ... being as outrageous as possible.

  4. The Italian:

    It's great but I already want to look ahead and I already know what I need to improve for the downhill, it was far from perfect today. I just skied in a fury, attacking every inch of the course. In the bottom part I was really fighting against the Streif.

  5. Russell Henley:

    Off the first tee, I was like,' Whoa,' because of the views. It's just way different than I imagined watching on TV, the undulation is unlike anything I had seen anywhere else. The thing about it is it looks downhill, but it's even more downhill than it looks.

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