Downward meaning

doun'wərd
From a prior source or earlier time.

Passed downward through the ages.

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In, to, or toward a lower place, level, or position.

Floating downward.

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Toward a lower position in a hierarchy or on a socioeconomic scale.

Slid downward into poverty.

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Toward the feet or lower parts.

Clothed from the waist downward.

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Toward a lower amount, degree, or rank.

Stocks plummeted downward.

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Directed toward a lower place or position.

Downward movement.

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Toward a lower place, position, state, etc.
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From an earlier to a later time.
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Toward a lower level, whether in physical space, in a hierarchy, or in amount or value.

His position in society moved ever downward.

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Moving or sloping down.

He spoke with a downward glance.

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Origin of downward

  • down +‎ -ward
    From Wiktionary