extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
"the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
on or toward a surface regarded as a base
"he lay face downward"; "the downward pull of gravity"
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"
toward a lower level, either in space or in a hierarchy or an amount
His position in society moved ever downward.
moving or sloping down
He spoke with a downward glance.
alt. of Downwards
moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous
descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent
tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts
The numerical value of downward in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of downward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
With the market primed to sell any sign of weakness, the risk of a large downward move is rising.
The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward. - from Live Without Principle
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.
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.
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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