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    down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word down

    Definition
    (noun) soft fine feathers
    Synonyms : down feather
    Definition
    (noun) (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    Example Sentence
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards
    Definition
    (noun) English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
    Synonyms : john l. h. down
    Definition
    (noun) (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil Definition
    (noun) fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
    Synonyms : pile
    Definition
    (verb) drink down entirely
    Example Sentence
    • He downed three martinis before dinner
    • She killed a bottle of brandy that night
    • They popped a few beer after work
    Definition
    (verb) eat immoderately
    Synonyms : consume , devour , go through
    Example Sentence
    • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
    Definition
    (verb) bring down or defeat (an opponent) Definition
    (verb) shoot at and force to come down
    Synonyms : land , shoot down
    Example Sentence
    • the enemy landed several of our aircraft
    Definition
    (verb) cause to come or go down
    Example Sentence
    • The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect
    • The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
    Definition
    (verb) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    Synonyms : fine-tune , polish , refine
    Example Sentence
    • refine one's style of writing
    Definition
    (adj) being or moving lower in position or less in some value
    Example Sentence
    • lay face down
    • the moon is down
    • our team is down by a run
    • down by a pawn
    • the stock market is down today
    Definition
    (adj) extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
    Synonyms : downward
    Example Sentence
    • the down staircase
    • the downward course of the stream
    Definition
    (adj) becoming progressively lower
    Example Sentence
    • the down trend in the real estate market
    Definition
    (adj) being put out by a strikeout
    Example Sentence
    • two down in the bottom of the ninth
    Definition
    (adj) understood perfectly
    Synonyms : down pat , mastered
    Example Sentence
    • had his algebra problems down
    Definition
    (adj) lower than previously
    Synonyms : depressed
    Example Sentence
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
    Definition
    (adj) shut
    Example Sentence
    • the shades were down
    Definition
    (adj) not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
    Example Sentence
    • we can't work because the computer is down
    Definition
    (adj) filled with melancholy and despondency
    Example Sentence
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • 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
    Definition
    (adv) spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
    Synonyms : downward , downwardly , downwards
    Example Sentence
    • don't fall down
    • rode the lift up and skied down
    • prices plunged downward
    Definition
    (adv) away from a more central or a more northerly place
    Example Sentence
    • was sent down to work at the regional office
    • worked down on the farm
    • came down for the wedding
    • flew down to Florida
    Definition
    (adv) paid in cash at time of purchase
    Example Sentence
    • put ten dollars down on the necklace
    Definition
    (adv) from an earlier time
    Example Sentence
    • the story was passed down from father to son
    Definition
    (adv) to a lower intensity
    Example Sentence
    • he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
    Definition
    (adv) in an inactive or inoperative state
    Example Sentence
    • the factory went down during the strike
    • the computer went down again
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