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Synonyms for (noun) down

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

Similar words: play, turn Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play

Synonyms: down, down feather Definition: soft fine feathers

Similar words: feather, plumage, plume Definition: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

Synonyms: 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)

Similar words: hair Definition: a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells

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

Similar words: highland, upland Definition: elevated (e.g., mountainous) land

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

Similar words: doc, doctor, Dr., physician, MD, medico Definition: a licensed medical practitioner Usage: I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

Synonyms for (verb) down

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

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better Definition: to make better Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes

Synonyms: down Definition: bring down or defeat (an opponent)

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of Definition: win a victory over Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

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

Similar words: eat Definition: take in solid food Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: imbibe, drink Definition: take in liquids Usage: The patient must drink several liters each day; The children like to drink soda

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: strike Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead

Synonyms for (adjective) down

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: dejected Definition: affected or marked by low spirits Usage: is dejected but trying to look cheerful

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

Similar words: inoperative Definition: not working or taking effect Usage: an inoperative law

Synonyms: down Definition: shut Usage: the shades were down

Similar words: lowered Definition: below the surround or below the normal position Usage: with lowered eyes

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

Similar words: low Definition: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount Usage: low prices; the reservoir is low

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

Similar words: perfect Definition: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish Usage: a perfect circle; a perfect reproduction; perfect happiness; perfect manners; a perfect specimen; a perfect day

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

Similar words: out Definition: not allowed to continue to bat or run Usage: he was tagged out at second on a close play; he fanned out

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

Similar words: descending Definition: coming down or downward

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

Similar words: falling Definition: becoming lower or less in degree or value Usage: a falling market; falling incomes

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: behind Definition: having the lower score or lagging position in a contest Usage: behind by two points; the 8th inning found the home team trailing

Similar words: downbound Definition: heading in any direction that is conventionally down Usage: a downbound channel; the downbound train

Similar words: downcast Definition: directed downward Usage: a downcast glance

Similar words: downfield Definition: toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field Usage: he threw to a downfield receiver

Similar words: downward Definition: on or toward a surface regarded as a base Usage: he lay face downward; the downward pull of gravity

Similar words: fallen Definition: having dropped by the force of gravity Usage: fallen leaves covered the forest floor; sat on a fallen tree trunk

Similar words: set Definition: being below the horizon Usage: the moon is set

Similar words: thrown Definition: caused to fall to the ground Usage: the thrown rider got back on his horse; a thrown wrestler; a ball player thrown for a loss

Similar words: weak Definition: tending downward in price Usage: a weak market for oil stocks