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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the downward or lower part of something; lower; bottom.
  • adj. Lowly.
  • adv. Downward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a downward direction; downward.

Etymologies

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From Middle English nitherward, from Old English niþerweard ("downward, directed downwards, turned downwards"), equivalent to nether +‎ -ward.

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