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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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. downwardsadverb

    Towards a lower place; towards what is below.

    Gravity pulls everything downwards.

  2. downwardsadverb

    To a lower figure or amount.

  3. downwardsadverb

    Towards something which is lower in order, smaller, inferior etc.

    After the oil price rises, the economy headed downwards

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downwardsadverb

    from a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards

    Etymology: [AS. adnweard. See Down, adv., and -ward.]

  2. Downwardsadverb

    from a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin

    Etymology: [AS. adnweard. See Down, adv., and -ward.]

  3. Downwardsadverb

    from a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line

    Etymology: [AS. adnweard. See Down, adv., and -ward.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downwards in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downwards in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of downwards in a Sentence

  1. Phillip Futures:

    We would think that prices should be moving downwards this week as prices would hardly find support.

  2. The IEA latest report:

    Expectations of global economic growth have been repeatedly revised downwards in the last six months despite steeply falling prices, slashing prior forecasts of oil demand growth for the rest of the decade by about 1.1 million bpd.

  3. Alvin Tan:

    We’ll get supportive statements on the growth outlook remaining decent and ... we’ll hear that policy options are still available if growth were to take a much more significant dip downwards, but despite the likely positive rhetoric, it’s going to be rhetoric. We just don’t see any substantive co-ordinated measures coming out of the G20.

  4. James Brown:

    Education laws change slowly, and change goes both ‘upwards’ from local school districts up to state and federal government and downwards to people like principals and superintendents.

  5. Kim Eng Tan:

    It really depends on the economic situation at that time. If you introduce a consumption tax hike when the economy is already weak or heading downwards, you are worsening the economic trend. You may not bring in that much revenue.

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    immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
    • A. reassuring
    • B. dependable
    • C. greedy
    • D. alternate

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