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Definition of Downward

Downward
Downward Down"ward, Downwards Down"wards, adv. [AS. ad?nweard. See Down, adv., and -ward.] 1. From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards. ``Looking downwards.' --Pope. Their heads they downward bent. --Drayton. 2. From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin. And downward fell into a groveling swine. --Milton. 3. From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line. A ring the county wears, That downward hath descended in his house, From son to son, some four or five descents. --Shak.
Downward
Downward Down"ward, a. 1. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous. With downward force That drove the sand along he took his way. --Dryden. 2. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent. 3. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts. --Sir P. Sidney.

Meaning of Downward from wikipedia

- The Downward Spiral is the second studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on March 8, 1994, by Nothing Records and Interscope...
- Downward Is Heavenward is the fourth studio album by the Champaign, Illinois alternative rock band Hum. Downward Is Heavenward was recorded in 1997, and...
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- Downward is an English surname. Notable people with the surname include: Alfred Downward (1847–1930), Australian politician Herbert Downward (1880–1973)...
- achieved status characteristics in a society. The movement can be in a downward or upward direction. Markers for social mobility, such as education and...
- Downward to the Earth is a 1970 science fiction novel by American writer Robert Silverberg. It is a tale of the quest for transcendence (a frequent Silverberg...
- Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and sportsman. His economical and understated...
- In firearms, downward ejecting refers to firearms which eject spent cases downward from the firearm's receiver, rather than the more conventional designs...
- Backward compatibility (sometimes known as backwards compatibility) is a property of a system, product, or technology that allows for interoperability...
- Downward stroke or downstroke can mean: In handwriting, a downward stroke or downstroke is a ballistic stroke having a direction toward the feet and/or...