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Meaning & Definition of Downward in English

English

Downward

/daʊnwərd/

adjective

1. Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

  • "The down staircase"
  • "The downward course of the stream"
    synonym:
  • down(a)
  • ,
  • downward(a)

2. On or toward a surface regarded as a base

  • "He lay face downward"
  • "The downward pull of gravity"
    synonym:
  • downward(ip)

adverb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • down
  • ,
  • downwards
  • ,
  • downward
  • ,
  • downwardly