1 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" [ant: up]
2 becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market" [syn: down(a)]
4 extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream" [syn: down(a), downward(a)]
5 out; "two down in the last of the ninth" [syn: down(p)]
7 shut; "the shades were down"
9 not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
10 low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
11 the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down"
1 soft fine feathers [syn: down feather]
2 (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
3 English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896) [syn: John L. H. Down]
4 (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
5 fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) [syn: pile] adv
1 spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward" [syn: downwards, downward, downwardly] [ant: up, up, up, up]
2 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" [ant: up]
3 paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
4 from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
5 to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black" [ant: up]
6 in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
1 drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work" [syn: toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, kill]
2 eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" [syn: devour, consume, go through]
3 bring down or defeat (an opponent)
4 shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft" [syn: shoot down, land]
5 cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet" [syn: knock down, cut down, push down, pull down]
6 improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing" [syn: polish, refine, fine-tune]
- /daʊn/, /daUn/
- Rhymes with: -aʊn
- From a higher position to a lower one; downwards.
- The cat jumped down from the table.
- Their prices are going down.
- South (as south is at
the bottom of typical maps).
- I went down to Miami for a conference.
English) Away from the city (even if the location is to the
- He went down to Cavan. Down on the farm. Down country.
- Into a state of non-operation.
- The computer has been shut down.
- They closed the shop down.''
- Traditional term for the direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero.
from a high to a low position, downwards
- Chinese: 下 (xià)
- Czech: dolů
- Danish: ned, nedad
- Dutch: beneden
- Esperanto: malsupren, suben
- Finnish: alas, alaspäin
- French: à bas, en bas
- German: runter, herunter
- Greek: κάτω (cáto)
- Hebrew: מטה (mat'a)
- Hungarian: le
- Japanese: 下に (した に, shitá ni)
- Maltese: baxx
- Polish: w dół, do dołu
- Portuguese: abaixo, para baixo.
- Russian: ниже, вниз
- Scottish Gaelic: sìos, a-bhuas, a-stàd, a-bhàn
- Slovene: spodaj
- Spanish: abajo
- Swedish: ned, ner
away from the city
- Esperanto: malurben
into a state of non-operation
- Danish: nede
- Dutch: uit, af
- French: casse, non-marche
away from principal terminus in railroads
- Japanese: 下りの (くだり の, kudari no)
- From one end to another; especially, from a higher end to a
- The ball rolled down the hill.
- The bus went down the street.
- They walked down the beach holding hands.
from one end to another
- Depressed, feeling
- So, things got you down? / Is Rodney Dangerfield giving you no respect? / Well, bunky, cheer up!
- On a lower level than before.
- The stock market is down.
- Prices are down.
- The stock market is down.
- With "on", negative
about, hostile to
- Ever since Nixon, I've been down on Republicans.
- With "with", relaxed
about, accepting of
- I'm down with him hanging with us.
on a lower level than before
- Soft, fluffy immature feathers which grow on young birds. Used as insulating material in duvets, sleeping bags and jackets.
- In the context of "usually plural": Field, especially for racing.
- In the context of "usually plural": Hill, rolling grassland (such as "Churchill Downs", "Upson Downs" from Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis).
- In the context of "fb": A single play, from the time the ball
is snapped (the start) to the time the whistle is blown (the end)
when the ball is down, or is downed.
- I bet after the third down, the kicker will replace the quarterback on the field.
soft, immature feathers
hill, rolling grassland
- Danish: højdedrag
- Dutch: heuvel
- German: Hügel
- Greek: λοφάκι (lofáki)
field, especially for racing
- Danish: bane
- Dutch: veld, baan
American football – a single play
- Dutch: down, ronde, kwart
to drink or swallow
- Danish: sluge, hælde ned
- Dutch: ad fundus drinken, zuipen
- Esperanto: trinkegi
- French: faire cul sec
- German: exen, runterkippen, drinken, schlucken
- Hungarian: lehajt, felhajt
- Kurdish: daqurtandin, daûrandin, dabelandin, daqurtîn, daûrîn, dabelîn
- Malay: teguk
- Russian: выпить залпом (výpit’ zálpom)
- Slovene: pogoltniti
to pot a ball
- Dutch: potten
- German: versenken
EtymologyFrom English down.
EtymologyFrom English down.
Down may refer to:
- Relative direction, where down is the opposite of up
- Railroad directions, where down and up have locally significant meanings
- Down feather, a soft bird feather frequently used in manufacture of bedding.
- Downland, a type of hill
- Down syndrome, a genetic disorder
- Down (American football), in American/Canadian football, a period of time where one play takes place
- County Down, a county within Northern Ireland
- Down (game theory), a standard position in mathematical game theory
- Down (film), an English remake of the film De Lift, about an express elevator that develops a mind of its own
- Down (comics), a comic book published by Top Cow Productions
- Down (novel), a Bernice Summerfield novel by Lawrence Miles
- Down payment, a term used in the context of the purchase of items
- Down quark, an elementary constituent of matter
- Down (band), an American southern heavy metal supergroup
- Down (Sentenced album)
- Down (The Jesus Lizard album)
- "Down" (311 song)
- "Down" (Blink-182 song)
- "Down" (Rakim y Ken-Y song)
- "Down" (Pearl Jam song)
- "Down" (Juelz Santana Song)
- "Down" (Stone Temple Pilots Song)
- "Down" (Chris Brown song)
down in German: Down
down in Spanish: Down
down in Esperanto: Down
down in French: Down
down in Korean: 다운
down in Italian: Down
down in Dutch: Down
down in Japanese: ダウン
down in Norwegian: Down
down in Portuguese: Down
down in Finnish: Down
down in Swedish: Down
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