Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Towards a lower place; towards what is below.
  • adv. To a lower figure or amount.
  • adv. Towards something which is lower in order, smaller, inferior etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See downward.

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

  • adv. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Dandy, on the other hand, took the candle-box from under his arm, and putting it flat on the table, with the label downwards, placed his two hands upon it, and looked the other right in the face; after which he closed one eye, and gave him a very knowing wink.

    The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

  • I added a water plane to the scene and sloped the terrain downwards to form a coastline.

    Even more Simplex Noise : KillerCodingNinjaBunny

  • The fact that not all explanatory arrows point downwards, is a fact which mitigates against the possibility of epistemological reductionism, but it remains perfectly consistent with ontological reductionism.

    Stuart Kauffman and Reinventing the Sacred

  • Decimation from the Aruac downwards is the blasted root of

    Derek Walcott - Nobel Lecture

  • All fiction from the novels in the mushroom libraries downwards is censored in the interests of the ruling class.

    Boys' Weeklies

  • Some had pressed downwards from the bank in a solid phalanx, smothering the hinder branches almost to death; others had thrust upwards from the ground, looping themselves over the topmost boughs and falling to take root again on the other side, so that the trees were bound to the earth with criss-cross cords, like haystacks on a windy headland.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • Place your pencil on the A at the top and count in how many different ways you can trace out the word downwards, always passing from a letter to an adjoining one.

    The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems

  • The baskets or frames for the Stanhòpea and other root-flowering plants should be from three to six inches deep, and from six to ten inches wide; and the frames should be filled with strips of turf, two or three inches wide, piled up on one another so as to fill the frame, and yet leave a sufficient space between to admit the passage of the flower stems which protrude downwards from the root.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • The 1.5853 bottom and support is still holding the bearish attacks, and only persuasive break bellow it would confirm the short term downwards scenario.

    IBTimes.com RSS Feed

  • a great deal of talk about us; but it is just like London, we are building downwards from the intellectuals.

    Our Irish Theatre: A Chapter of Autobiography

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.