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Definitions of downward

  1. Alt. of Downwards Webster Dictionary DB
  2. From a higher to a lower condition, state, or place; from the source. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Downwards. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. From a higher to a lower position. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. From that which is more remote, as in place or time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. In a direction from a higher place; from a source; from an ancestor; from an earlier time or a higher position; at the lower extremitics. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. on or toward a surface regarded as a base; "he lay face downward"; "the downward pull of gravity" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Tending to the ground; moving from a higher to a lower place, grade, or direction; descending. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Moving or tending down. (in any sense). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Descending; tending from a higher to a lower level. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Extending from a higher to a lower state or place; tending towards the earth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for downward

  1. She leaned far over and peered downward – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  2. When she found herself alone, she crawled back to her room and threw herself face downward on the bed, praying that she might die. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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