Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Down the slope of a hill.
  • adverb Toward a lower or worse condition.
  • adjective Sloping downward; descending.
  • adjective Sports Of, relating to, or constituting skiing down a slope.
  • adjective Marked by deterioration or worsening performance; worse.
  • adjective Involving fewer challenges or less difficulty than before; easier.
  • noun A downhill skiing race on a course without slalom gates.
  • noun A downward gradient; a descending slope.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sloping downward; descending; declining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Declivity; descent; slope.
  • adjective Declivous; descending; sloping.
  • adverb Towards the bottom of a hill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Down a slope
  • adjective located down a slope or hill
  • adjective going down a slope or a hill
  • adjective by extension easy
  • adjective by extension deteriorating, getting worse
  • noun uncountable The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing
  • noun countable A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing

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

  • adverb toward a lower or inferior state
  • noun a ski race down a trail
  • adverb toward the bottom of a hill
  • adjective sloping down rather steeply
  • noun the downward slope of a hill

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

down- +‎ hill

Examples

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  • "Things are really going downhill now, yikes!"

    "At last, it's all downhill now!"

    August 28, 2009

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

    January 12, 2013