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Definitions of down

  1. To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To go down; to descend. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A state of depression; low state; abasement. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish-topped hill; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Along a descent of; from a higher to a lower place on; along the course or current of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Along a descent: from a higher to a lower position or state. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. In a descending direction along, upon, or within. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. soft fine feathers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Soft feathers, hair, or wool; the soft fibers of plants; banks or small, rounded hills of sand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. The soft hair under the feathers of fowls: the hairy covering of the seeds of certain plants: anything which soothes or invites to repose. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A bank of sand thrown up by the sea:-pl. a tract of hilly land, used for pasturing sheep. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Soft feathers or fine hair; bank of sand thrown up by the sea. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. Fine soft plumage, hair, or fibers. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A flat - topped treeless hill; undulating tract of upland. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. The fine soft feathers of fowls, particularly of the duck kind; fine hair; a fine hairy substance, the pubescence of flowers; a fine feathery substance, by which seeds are wafted to a distance; anything that soothes, or a place of soft repose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A bank of sand thrown up by the sea; a tract of naked hilly land used only for pasturing sheep. The downs, a well-known road for shipping in the English Channel near Deal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A depressed state. Up and down, here and there. Down with, to pull down or throw or take down. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. The fine soft feathers of fowls; any fine hairy substance light enough to float in the air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. From a higher to a lower place; on the ground; extended or prostrate on any surface; toward the mouth of a river; below the horizon, as the sun; into a due consistence, as, to boil down. Note.-Persons in London say down to Scotland, &c., and those in the provinces, up to London. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. away from a more central or a more northerly place; "was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  36. In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. From a remoter or higher antiquity. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; - the opposite of up. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. From a higher to a lower degree or position; at the lowest point; on the ground; below the horizon; opposite to up; from earlier to later times; in hand, or on the counter; as, to pay down for goods; on paper, or in a book. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. From a higher to a lower position: on the ground: from earlier to later times. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. From a higher to or toward a lower place or position; downward to or on the ground; below the horizon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. cut down; "the tree is down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  45. lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  46. the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  47. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. out; "two down in the last of the ninth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  50. fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  51. bring down or defeat (an opponent) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. shut; "the shades were down" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. Downcast; as, a down look. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. Dejected; downcast. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  64. Along a descent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  65. In a descending direction; on the ground; below the horizon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Usage examples for down

  1. Would I come down there at once? – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  2. " You had better not put her down she doesn't live with me. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
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