Towards something which is lower in order, smaller, inferior etc.
After the oil price rises, the economy headed downwards.
Downwards Sentence Examples
He wanted to let his hand drift downwards but stopped himself.
The effect slammed her downwards, and the pod spun out of control, head over tail, shaking as it fought gravity.
If the blowing iron is held vertically with the bulb uppermost the bulb becomes flattened and shallow, if the bulb is allowed to hang downwards it becomes elongated and reduced in diameter, and if the end of the bulb is pierced and the iron is held horizontally and sharply trundled, as a mop is trundled, the bulb opens out into a flattened disk.
On this should be laid at least a foot thick of coarse, hard, rubbly material, a layer of rough turf, grass side downwards, being spread over it to prevent the compost from working down.
The hot liquor is conducted downwards in a continuous steady stream by a central pipe to eight horizontal branches, from which it issues into the separator at the level of the junction of the cylindrical and conical portions of the vessel.