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"

Related terms: down
3. [ adjective ] extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
Synonyms: down

"the down staircase" "the downward course of the stream"

Related terms: descending
Similar spelling:   downwards