Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “downwards”

See all translations

downwards

adverb uk   /ˈdaʊn.wədz/ us    /-wɚdz/ mainly UK ( US usually downward)
C1 towards a lower position: The road slopes gently downwards for a mile or two. The water filters downwards through the rock for hundreds of feet. He was lying face downwards on the pavement. Casualty figures were revised downwards (= reduced) after the war had ended.
Compare
More examples
Translations of “downwards”
in Korean 아래쪽으로 향하는…
in Arabic نُزولا…
in Portuguese para baixo…
in Catalan cap avall…
in Japanese 下向きに…
in Italian verso il basso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向下,朝下…
in Russian вниз, под уклон…
in Turkish aşağıya/alt tarafa doğru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向下,朝下…
in Polish w dół…
(Definition of downwards from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of downwards?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “downwards”

Definitions of “downwards” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More