Definition of earthward in English:


Syllabification: earth·ward
Pronunciation: /ˈərTHwərd
(also earthwards)

adverb & adjective

  • Toward the earth: [as adverb]: we can watch the parachute as it drifts earthward [as adjective]: the bird’s earthward plummet
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    • The ball headed earthward toward me and knocked my cap off back over my head with a quick knock to the bill.
    • But as they plummet earthwards, he sees a crowded school playground just next to the barracks.
    • Yet as the last colored leaves, varnished with the first rains of winter, fall earthward, the deciduous trees bare their sinewy musculature for all the world to look upon.

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