Definitions for "Downward"
From a higher place to a lower; in a descending course; as, to tend, move, roll, look, or take root, downward or downwards.
From a higher to a lower condition; toward misery, humility, disgrace, or ruin.
From a remote time; from an ancestor or predecessor; from one to another in a descending line.
Keywords:  gravity, lay, regarded, pull, face
on or toward a surface regarded as a base; "he lay face downward"; "the downward pull of gravity"