downwards Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “downwards” in the English Dictionary

"downwards" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˈdaʊn.wədz/  us   /-wɚdz/ mainly UK (US usually downward)
C1 towards a ​lowerposition: The ​roadslopesgently downwards for a ​mile or two. The ​waterfilters 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.
More examples
(Definition of downwards from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “downwards”
in Arabic نُزولا…
in Korean 아래쪽으로 향하는…
in Portuguese para baixo…
in Catalan cap avall…
in Japanese 下向きに…
in Chinese (Simplified) 向下,朝下…
in Turkish aşağıya/alt tarafa doğru…
in Russian вниз, под уклон…
in Chinese (Traditional) 向下,朝下…
in Italian verso il basso…
in Polish w dół…
What is the pronunciation of downwards?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “downwards”

Word of the Day


showing no fear of dangerous or difficult things

Word of the Day

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
by Colin McIntosh,
December 01, 2015
Are you a fan of shows like Doctor Who and Star Trek? Both shows have been around since the 1960s, and, not surprisingly, have generated some of their own vocabulary, some of which has now entered the Cambridge English Dictionary. The phenomenon of fandom, meaning “the state of being a fan of

Read More 

conversational user interface noun
conversational user interface noun
November 30, 2015
a computer interface that provides information to users in normal, conversational speech in response to spoken requests Nearly every major tech company—from Amazon to Intel to Microsoft to Google—is chasing the sort of conversational user interface that Kaplan and his colleagues at PARC imagined decades ago.

Read More