earthward
also earthwards adverb Date: 14th century toward the earth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Earthward — Earth ward, Earthwards Earth wards, adv. Toward the earth; opposed to {heavenward} or {skyward}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earthward — [ʉrth′wərd] adv., adj. toward the earth …   English World dictionary

  • earthward — earth|ward [ ɜrθwərd ] adjective, adverb toward the earth: a meteor hurtling earthward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • earthward — earth ► NOUN 1) (also Earth) the planet on which we live. 2) the substance of the land surface; soil. 3) Brit. electrical connection to the ground, regarded as having zero electrical potential. 4) the underground lair of a badger or fox. 5) one… …   English terms dictionary

  • earthward — /errth weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, earthwards. toward the earth. adj. 2. directed toward the earth. [1350 1400; ME ertheward. See EARTH, WARD] * * * …   Universalium

  • earthward — 1. adjective Towards or in the direction of the earth. 2. adverb Towards or in the direction of the earth …   Wiktionary

  • earthward — earth·ward || ÉœrθlɪwÉ™(r)dz /ɜːθ adv. toward the earth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earthward — earth·ward …   English syllables

  • earthward — earth•ward [[t]ˈɜrθ wərd[/t]] adv. 1) Also, earth′wards. toward the earth 2) directed toward the earth • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • earthward — …   Useful english dictionary

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