- toward the bottom of a hill
- to a poorer condition, status, etc.
- sloping or going downward
- without difficulty; easy
- of or having to do with skiing downhill or, specif., the downhill (noun)
- Obs. descent (sense )
- Skiing a timed downhill race on a very long, steep course with wide gates
to decline or deteriorate
- Down the slope of a hill.
- Toward a lower or worse condition: The alcoholic's health went downhill fast.
- Sloping downward; descending.
- Sports Of, relating to, or constituting skiing down a slope: a downhill racer.
- Marked by deterioration or worsening performance; worse: felt his best days were behind him and that his future could be downhill from now on.
- Involving fewer challenges or less difficulty than before; easier: The worst is over—it's all downhill from here.
- A downhill skiing race on a course without slalom gates.
- A downward gradient; a descending slope.
(comparative more downhill, superlative most downhill)
- Down a slope
- Because we got to the summit of the mountain, we could only go downhill from there
(comparative further downhill, superlative furthest downhill)
- "easy" sense comparative and superlative is usually made with more and most
- "deteriorating" sense often used as "went downhill".
(countable and uncountable, plural downhills)
- (uncountable) The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing
- (countable) A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing
down- + hill