Definition of Downward

1. Adjective. Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place. "The downward course of the stream"

Exact synonyms: Down
Similar to: Descending



2. Adverb. Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position. "Prices plunged downward"
Exact synonyms: Down, Downwardly, Downwards
Antonyms: Up, Upward, Upwardly, Upwards

3. Adjective. On or toward a surface regarded as a base. "The downward pull of gravity"
Similar to: Down

Definition of Downward

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

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

Definition of Downward

1. Adverb. toward a lower level, either in space or in a hierarchy or an amount ¹

2. Adjective. moving or sloping down ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downward

1. from a higher to a lower place [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downward

downtrended
downtrending
downtrends
downtrod
downtrodden
downtroddenness
downtube
downtubes
downturn
downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward (current term)
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly
downwardness
downwardnesses
downwards
downwarp
downwash
downwashes
downweed
downweigh

Literary usage of Downward

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1888)
"THE CAUSE OF THE HEAD-downward PRESENTATION. IT always has been, and always will be, a matter of general and scientific interest to know why ninety-seven ..."

2. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"Arm bending with alternate foot placing sideways, and forward-downward bending. ... Hip grasp wide stride standing downward bending, touching floor, ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1888)
""The way upward and downward are one and the same." Diogenes Laert. ix. 8. ... says that the road leading upward and downward, and that the whole ' it. ..."

4. Walden by Henry David Thoreau (1897)
"It seemed as if I might next cast my line upward into the air, as well as downward into this element, which was scarcely more dense. ..."

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