Cite
 

Meaning of downward

down•ward

Pronunciation: (doun'wurd), [key]
— adv.
  1. from a higher to a lower place or condition.
  2. down from a source or beginning: As the river flows downward, it widens.
  3. from a past time, predecessor, or ancestor: The estate was handed downward from generation to generation.
—adj.
  1. moving or tending to a lower place or condition.
  2. descending from a source or beginning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also: