Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Down the slope of a hill.
  • adv. Toward a lower or worse condition: The alcoholic's health went downhill fast.
  • adj. Sloping downward; descending.
  • adj. Sports Of, relating to, or constituting skiing down a slope: a downhill racer.
  • n. A downhill skiing race.
  • n. A downward gradient; a descending slope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Down a slope
  • adj. located down a slope or hill
  • adj. going down a slope or a hill
  • adj. easy
  • adj. deteriorating, getting worse
  • n. The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing
  • n. A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Declivous; descending; sloping.
  • adv. Towards the bottom of a hill.
  • n. Declivity; descent; slope.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sloping downward; descending; declining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. toward a lower or inferior state
  • n. a ski race down a trail
  • adv. toward the bottom of a hill
  • adj. sloping down rather steeply
  • n. the downward slope of a hill

Etymologies

down- +‎ hill (Wiktionary)

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  • mountain biking - down hill riding which has steep terrain and large drops

    January 12, 2013

  • "Things are really going downhill now, yikes!"
    "At last, it's all downhill now!"

    August 28, 2009