earthward

[ urth-werd ]
/ ˈɜrθ wərd /
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adverb

Also earth·wards. toward the earth.

adjective

directed toward the earth.

Nearby words

  1. earthrise,
  2. earthshaker,
  3. earthshaking,
  4. earthshine,
  5. earthstar,
  6. earthwards,
  7. earthwoman,
  8. earthwork,
  9. earthworks,
  10. earthworm

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

earthwards

earthward

/ (ˈɜːθwədz) /

adverb

towards the earth

earthward

/ (ˈɜːθwəd) /

adjective

directed towards the earth

adverb

a variant of earthwards
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