Definition of Downhill

1. Noun. The downward slope of a hill.




2. Adjective. Sloping down rather steeply.
Exact synonyms: Declivitous, Downward-sloping
Similar to: Descending
Derivative terms: Declivity

3. Adverb. Toward a lower or inferior state. "Your performance has been going downhill for a long time now"

4. Noun. A ski race down a trail.
Generic synonyms: Ski Race, Skiing Race

5. Adverb. Toward the bottom of a hill. "Running downhill, he gained a lot of speed"

Definition of Downhill

1. adv. Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.

2. a. Declivous; descending; sloping.

3. n. Declivity; descent; slope.

Definition of Downhill

1. Adverb. Down a slope ¹

2. Adjective. located down a slope or hill ¹

3. Adjective. going down a slope or a hill ¹

4. Adjective. (context: by extension) easy ¹

5. Adjective. (context: by extension) deteriorating, getting worse ¹

6. Noun. The fastest of the disciplines of alpine skiing ¹

7. Noun. A rapid descent of a hill in related sports, especially in alpine skiing ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downhill

1. a downward slope [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downhill

downforces
downgoing
downgoings
downgone
downgrade
downgraded
downgrades
downgrading
downgradings
downgyved
downhaul
downhauls
downhearted
downheartedly
downheartedness
downhill (current term)
downhiller
downhillers
downhills
downhole
downier
downiest
downiness
downinesses
downing
downings
downland
downlands
downless
downlevel

Literary usage of Downhill

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1. Journal of the Royal Geological Society of Ireland by Royal Geological Society of Ireland (1886)
"He described them as filling cavities in sheets of basalt at downhill, Co. Derry, and added, " It seems to be the curious mineral mentioned by Portlock (p. ..."

2. Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopaedia of Universal Authorship by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon (1893)
"In the downhill of life, when I flnd Гт declining, May my lot no lex fortunate be Than a rang elbow-chair can afford for reclining, And a cot that o'erlook* ..."

3. Letters from the South by James Kirke Paulding (1835)
"The moment they suffer themselves to be bullied or laughed out of these genuine characteristics of liberty, they will be on the downhill course to ..."

4. Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1880)
"In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining, May my lot no less fortunate be Thai) a snug elbow-chair can afford for reclining, While I carol away ..."

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