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