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ˈdaʊn wərdDown·ward

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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, downwardlyadverb

    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. downwardadverb

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

    His position in society moved ever downward.

  2. downwardadjective

    moving or sloping down

    He spoke with a downward glance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downwardadverb

    alt. of Downwards

  2. Downwardadjective

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

  3. Downwardadjective

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

  4. Downwardadjective

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

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  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

Examples of Downward in a Sentence

  1. Sanjiv Shah:

    The decision by OPEC-members to keep oil production output at record high levels ... suggested that the organization was effectively abandoning its long-term strategy of limiting production and acting as a cartel, leading to more downward pressures on oil prices in the short term.

  2. Todd Harris:

    While we can't say explicitly the cause of the downward trend, what we do know is that there is a trend of increasing regulatory scrutiny, which may cause manufacturers to adhere to stricter quality guidelines.

  3. Phil Scott:

    We are making big sacrifices to save lives, but we can not let our foot off the gas just yet, we will continue to watch the trends, and as soon as the data shows a downward trend, we can open the spigot, a quarter turn at a time, to get folks back to work in a way that's responsible and safe.

  4. Kristina Hooper:

    We do have the Fed as a powerful force, but a lot depends on external factors. We're already seeing downward revisions to the third quarter, and I don't think that's surprising.

  5. Gavin Parry:

    We've been stuck in a downward trend channel and, in the long term that 17,000 point level is going to be an imperative test for the Nikkei, we're having a good day but it's going to take time for conviction to return.

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    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. famish
    • B. loom
    • C. denudate
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