Definition of downward in English:


Line breaks: down|ward
Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnwəd


  • (also downwards) Towards a lower place or level: he was lying face downward the floor sloped downwards
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    • It is generally longer than it is wide and its floor slopes downwards towards a junction either with another valley or a plain.
    • The talonid basin lacks rugosity and slopes gently downward towards the ectolophid.
    • I cast my gaze downwards towards the floor then looked back up at his hazel eyes.


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Middle English: shortening of Old English adūnweard.

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