What does downhill mean?

Definitions for downhillˈdaʊnˈhɪl; ˈdaʊnˌhɪl

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

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. Danielle Faust:

    Everything else will be downhill from there.

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

    Water generally flows downhill in this area.

  3. Eduardo Jesus Zimmermann:

    We've been going downhill for 70 years since Peron.

  4. Jose Erwin Balita:

    There was disappointment in the street, from there, it was all downhill.

  5. Mike Palmer:

    There's really no value to leaving it up anymore, because it's going downhill so quickly.

Images & Illustrations of downhill

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