Part of speech: adjective

Descending; tending from a higher to a lower level.

Part of speech: adverb

From a higher to a lower position.

Part of speech: adverb

From that which is more remote, as in place or time.

Part of speech: adverb

Toward the extremities. downwards.

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Usage examples "downward":

  1. When, sitting in her favorite nook, she turned her eyes downward, she overlooked the broad gardens and fields of her father and uncle, stretching on the right and left of the stream along the gentle slope of the mountain, and the narrow plain by the sea. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. I was borne so high that I could not see the earth, and then carried downward so swiftly that I lost my senses. - "Favorite Fairy Tales", Logan Marshall.
  3. Then downward, like those old Italian lovers. - "Ideala", Sarah Grand.