down‧wards also downward
towards a lower level or position [≠ upwards]:
Nina glanced downwards.
Hold out your hands with your palms facing downwards.
The body was lying face downwards (=with the front of the body on the floor).
used when a number or amount becomes smaller [≠ upwards]:
The death toll was later revised downwards to 689.
used to mean that people of all levels in an organization, country etc are affected by something:
Everyone from the chairman downwards is taking a pay cut.