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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 down·ward /ˈdaʊnwɚ/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Down·ward Down·wards adv.
 1. From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards. “Looking downwards.”
    Their heads they downward bent.   --Drayton.
 2. From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.
    And downward fell into a groveling swine.   --Milton.
 3. From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line.
 A ring the county wears,
 That downward hath descended in his house,
 From son to son, some four or five descents.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Down·ward, a.
 1. Moving or extending from a higher to a lower place; tending toward the earth or its center, or toward a lower level; declivous.
 With downward force
 That drove the sand along he took his way.   --Dryden.
 2. Descending from a head, origin, or source; as, a downward line of descent.
 3. Tending to a lower condition or state; depressed; dejected; as, downward thoughts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: on or toward a surface regarded as a base; "he lay face
             downward"; "the downward pull of gravity" [syn: downward(ip)]
      2: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the
         down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream" [syn:
          down(a), downward(a)]
      adv : spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level
            or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and
            skied down"; "prices plunged downward" [syn: down, downwards,
             downwardly] [ant: up, up, up, up]