earthward

[ urth-werd ]
/ ˈɜrθ wərd /

adverb

Also earth·wards. toward the earth.

adjective

directed toward the earth.

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

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

    The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for earthwards (1 of 2)

earthwards

earthward

/ (ˈɜːθwədz) /

adverb

towards the earth

British Dictionary definitions for earthwards (2 of 2)

earthward

/ (ˈɜːθwəd) /

adjective

directed towards the earth

adverb

a variant of earthwards
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