Meaning of “downwards” in the English Dictionary


"downwards" in English

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uk /ˈdaʊn.wədz/ us /ˈdaʊn.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.

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(Definition of “downwards” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)