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Downward meaning

downward - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Alt. of Downwards
  2. 2. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
  3. 3. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent.
  4. 4. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.

downward - examples of usage

  1. He had slid his hand downward, and was holding her arm above the elbow. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. He crossed a low rail, walked on a little way toward the water, and then threw himself face downward on the grass. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. Her husband's noisy outburst seemed to have shaken her nerves; the downward lines formed themselves at the corners of her mouth; and her eyelids fluttered as if she were on the verge of tears. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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