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Definitions for (noun) down

Main entry: down Definition: (American football) a complete play to advance the football Usage: you have four downs to gain ten yards

Main entry: down, down feather Definition: soft fine feathers

Main entry: pile, down Definition: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

Main entry: down Definition: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

Main entry: Down, John L. H. Down Definition: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

Definitions for (verb) down

Main entry: polish, refine, fine-tune, down Definition: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing Usage: refine one's style of writing

Main entry: down Definition: bring down or defeat (an opponent)

Main entry: consume, down, devour, go through Definition: eat immoderately Usage: Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal

Main entry: toss off, down, drink down, belt down, bolt down, pop, pour down, kill Definition: drink down entirely Usage: He downed three martinis before dinner; She killed a bottle of brandy that night; They popped a few beer after work

Main entry: knock down, down, cut down, pull down, push down Definition: cause to come or go down Usage: The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect; The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet

Main entry: land, down, shoot down Definition: shoot at and force to come down Usage: the enemy landed several of our aircraft

Definitions for (adjective) down

Main entry: down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, depressed, low, low-spirited, grim, gloomy, blue Definition: filled with melancholy and despondency Usage: 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

Main entry: down Definition: not functioning (temporarily or permanently) Usage: we can't work because the computer is down

Main entry: down Definition: shut Usage: the shades were down

Main entry: depressed, down Definition: lower than previously Usage: the market is depressed; prices are down

Main entry: down, down pat, mastered Definition: understood perfectly Usage: had his algebra problems down

Main entry: down Definition: being put out by a strikeout Usage: two down in the bottom of the ninth

Main entry: down, downward Definition: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place Usage: the down staircase; the downward course of the stream

Main entry: down Definition: becoming progressively lower Usage: the down trend in the real estate market

Main entry: down Definition: being or moving lower in position or less in some value Usage: lay face down; the moon is down; our team is down by a run; down by a pawn; the stock market is down today

Definitions for (adverb) down

Main entry: down, downward, downwardly, downwards Definition: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position Usage: don't fall down; rode the lift up and skied down; prices plunged downward

Main entry: down Definition: away from a more central or a more northerly place Usage: was sent down to work at the regional office; worked down on the farm; came down for the wedding; flew down to Florida

Main entry: down Definition: paid in cash at time of purchase Usage: put ten dollars down on the necklace

Main entry: down Definition: in an inactive or inoperative state Usage: the factory went down during the strike; the computer went down again

Main entry: down Definition: to a lower intensity Usage: he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black

Main entry: down Definition: from an earlier time Usage: the story was passed down from father to son