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earthward

[urth-werd]
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adverb
  1. Also earth·wards. toward the earth.
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adjective
  1. directed toward the earth.
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Origin of earthward

First recorded in 1350–1400, earthward is from the Middle English word ertheward. See earth, -ward
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Examples from the Web for earthwards

Historical Examples

  • I turned to get the sheds beneath me, and three foot-treads sent as many bombs chasing each other earthwards.

    The Sequel

    George A. Taylor

  • That doubtful wind keeps yours suspended in a graceful minuet; its pace is accelerated—but earthwards!

    The Daisy Chain

    Charlotte Yonge


British Dictionary definitions for earthwards

earthwards

earthward

adverb
  1. towards the earth
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earthward

adjective
  1. directed towards the earth
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adverb
  1. a variant of earthwards
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