What does downward mean?

Definitions for downwardˈdaʊn wərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word downward.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. down(a), downward(a)(adj)

    extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

    "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"

  2. downward(ip)(adverb)

    on or toward a surface regarded as a base

    "he lay face downward"; "the downward pull of gravity"

  3. down, downwards, downward, downwardly(adverb)

    spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

    "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"


  1. downward(Adverb)

    toward a lower level, either in space or in a hierarchy or an amount

    His position in society moved ever downward.

  2. downward(Adjective)

    moving or sloping down

    He spoke with a downward glance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downward(adverb)

    alt. of Downwards

  2. Downward(adj)

    moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous

  3. Downward(adj)

    descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent

  4. Downward(adj)

    tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downward in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Morgan Stanley:

    With the market primed to sell any sign of weakness, the risk of a large downward move is rising.

  2. Henry David Thoreau:

    The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward. - from Live Without Principle

  3. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    If oil goes to $40, then the 10-year could be going to 1 percent, the downward momentum on oil has likely found phase 2.

  4. David Schawel:

    At this point the incremental new dollar into fixed-income funds is likely chasing the downward move in interest rates and yields - so future flows will largely be tied to rates.

  5. The BoE:

    A further downward revision to growth and inflation prospects could lead investors to question once again the sustainability of debt positions in the most vulnerable euro area member countries.

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