Definition for DOWN'WARD


  1. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place, as on a slope or declivity, or in the open air; tending toward the earth or its center; as, a downward course; he took his way with downward force. – Dryden.
  2. Declivous; bending; as, the downward heaven. – Dryden.
  3. Descending from a head, origin or source.
  4. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as downward thoughts. Sidney.

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