Definitions for downwardˈdaʊn wərd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

down•wardˈdaʊn wərd(adv.)

  1. Also, down′wards. from a higher to a lower level or condition.

  2. from a source or beginning.

  3. from a past time to the present.

  4. (adj.)moving to a lower level or condition.

  5. descending from a source or beginning.

Origin of downward:

1150–1200

down′ward•ness(n.)

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"

Wiktionary

  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


Translations for downward

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

downward(adjective)

leading, moving etc down

a downward curve.

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