|1.||[ adverb ] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position|
|Synonyms:||down downwardly downwards|
"don't fall down" "rode the lift up and skied down" "prices plunged downward"
|Related terms:||up up up up|
|2.||[ adjective ] on or toward a surface regarded as a base|
"he lay face downward" "the downward pull of gravity"
|3.||[ adjective ] extending or moving from a higher to a lower place|
"the down staircase" "the downward course of the stream"