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Meaning of DOWNHILL

Pronunciation:  'dawn'hil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ski race down a trail
  2. [n]  the downward slope of a hill
  3. [adv]  toward the bottom of a hill; "running downhill, he gained a lot of speed"
  4. [adv]  toward a lower or inferior state; "your performance has been going downhill for a long time now"
  5. [adj]  sloping down rather steeply

DOWNHILL is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: declivitous, descending(a), downward-sloping
 See Also: declension, declination, decline, declivity, descent, downslope, fall, ski race, skiing race



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Down"hill`\, adv.
    Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.
  2. \Down"hill`\, a.
    Declivous; descending; sloping. ``A downhill greensward.''
  3. \Down"hill`\, n.
    Declivity; descent; slope.
          On th' icy downhills of this slippery life. --Du Bartas
                                                   (Trans. ).
Thesaurus Terms
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