Definition of Downwards

1. Adverb. Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position. "Prices plunged downward"

Exact synonyms: Down, Downward, Downwardly
Antonyms: Up, Upward, Upwardly, Upwards



Definition of Downwards

1. Adverb. Towards a lower place; towards what is below. ¹

2. Adverb. To a lower figure or amount. ¹

3. Adverb. Towards something which is lower in order, smaller, inferior etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downwards

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downwards

downturned
downturns
downvote
downvoted
downvotes
downvoting
downward
downward(a)
downward(ip)
downward-sloping
downward drainage
downward spiral
downwardly
downwardness
downwardnesses
downwards (current term)
downwarp
downwash
downwashes
downweed
downweigh
downweighed
downweighing
downweighs
downwelling
downwind
downwinder
downy
downy ash
downy birch

Literary usage of Downwards

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... on the north and west. shale between the end lines of their patented surveys extended downwards and following the dip of the mineralized limestone zone. ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1911)
"... no matter whether with open mouth he gapes upwards or with closed mouth he blinks downwards, he will never, as I maintain, learn anything, ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1908)
"... legal signification, an indefinite extent, upwards as well as downwards. ... to overhang another's land: and downwards, whatever is in a direct line, ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1908)
"Figure 13 : a stream moving on a path of slight curvature, downwards and towards the left, swept across the lower part of the after-image. ..."

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