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earthward

[urth-werd] /ˈɜrθ wərd/
adverb
1.
Also, earthwards. toward the earth.
adjective
2.
directed toward the earth.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English ertheward. See earth, -ward
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Examples from the web for earthward
  • Interval's earthward trajectory actually began some time ago, when the information age took a terrestrial dive of its own.
  • Osman careens out away from the cliff and plummets earthward, limbs flung wide.
  • Then comes the rain, humbling in its ferocity, crashing earthward as a near-solid wall of water.
  • They flew individual loops and close formations to plunge earthward in corkscrew spirals before soaring off to the horizon.
  • It disappears for a moment into the sun, then wafts earthward under a plastic parachute.
  • When the balloon bursts, the instrument floats earthward via a parachute.
British Dictionary definitions for earthward

earthward

/ˈɜːθwəd/
adjective
1.
directed towards the earth
adverb
2.
a variant of earthwards

earthwards

/ˈɜːθwədz/
adverb
1.
towards the earth
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