earthward

[urth-werd]
adverb
1.
Also, earthwards. toward the earth.
adjective
2.
directed toward the earth.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English ertheward. See earth, -ward

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earthward (ˈɜːθwəd)
 
adj
1.  directed towards the earth
 
adv
2.  a variant of earthwards

earthwards or earthward (ˈɜːθwədz)
 
adv
towards the earth
 
earthward or earthward
 
adv

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Example sentences
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.
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