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down

adjective (a)

  • being or moving lower in position or less in some value (adj.all)
    Antonym: up
    Example:
    Lay face down.
    The moon is down.
    Our team is down by a run.
    Down by a pawn.
    The stock market is down today.
    source: wordnet30
  • Downcast; as, a down look. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • soft fine feathers (noun.animal)
    Synonym: down feather
    source: wordnet30
  • (American football) a complete play to advance the football (noun.act)
    Example:
    You have four downs to gain ten yards.
    source: wordnet30
  • English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896) (noun.person)
    Synonym: john l. h. down
    source: wordnet30
  • (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) (noun.body)
    Synonym: pile
    source: wordnet30
  • Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

preposition (pre)

  • 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. (preposition)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position (adv.all)
    Example:
    Don't fall down.
    Rode the lift up and skied down.
    Prices plunged downward.
    source: wordnet30
  • away from a more central or a more northerly place (adv.all)
    Example:
    Was sent down to work at the regional office.
    Worked down on the farm.
    Came down for the wedding.
    Flew down to Florida.
    source: wordnet30
  • paid in cash at time of purchase (adv.all)
    Example:
    Put ten dollars down on the necklace.
    source: wordnet30
  • from an earlier time (adv.all)
    Example:
    The story was passed down from father to son.
    source: wordnet30
  • to a lower intensity (adv.all)
    Example:
    He slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black.
    source: wordnet30
  • in an inactive or inoperative state (adv.all)
    Example:
    The factory went down during the strike.
    The computer went down again.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (adverb)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • extending or moving from a higher to a lower place (adj.all)
    Synonym: downward
    Example:
    The down staircase.
    The downward course of the stream.
    source: wordnet30
  • becoming progressively lower (adj.all)
    Example:
    The down trend in the real estate market.
    source: wordnet30
  • being put out by a strikeout (adj.all)
    Example:
    Two down in the bottom of the ninth.
    source: wordnet30
  • understood perfectly (adj.all)
    Synonym: down pat, mastered
    Example:
    Had his algebra problems down.
    source: wordnet30
  • lower than previously (adj.all)
    Synonym: depressed
    Example:
    Prices are down.
    source: wordnet30
  • shut (adj.all)
    Example:
    The shades were down.
    source: wordnet30
  • not functioning (temporarily or permanently) (adj.all)
    Example:
    We can't work because the computer is down.
    source: wordnet30
  • filled with melancholy and despondency (adj.all)
    Example:
    Downcast after his defeat.
    Feeling discouraged and downhearted.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • drink down entirely (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    He downed three martinis before dinner.
    source: wordnet30
  • eat immoderately (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal.
    source: wordnet30
  • bring down or defeat (an opponent) (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • shoot at and force to come down (verb.motion)
    Synonym: land, shoot down
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to come or go down (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect.
    The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet.
    source: wordnet30
  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (verb.change)
    Synonym: fine-tune, polish, refine
    source: wordnet30
  • To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To go down; to descend. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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