- [adverb] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"
Synonyms: wards, ward, wardly
- [adverb] away from a more central or a more northerly place; "was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida"
- [adverb] paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
- [adverb] from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
- [adverb] to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
- [adverb] in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
- [noun] soft fine feathers
- [noun] (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
- [noun] English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
Synonyms: Down, John L. H. Down
- [noun] (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
- [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)
- [verb] drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
Synonyms: toss off, pop, bolt belt pour drink kill
- [verb] eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
Synonyms: devour, consume, go through
- [verb] bring down or defeat (an opponent)
- [verb] shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
Synonyms: shoot land
- [verb] cause to come or go down; "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
Synonyms: knock cut push pull
- [verb] improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
Synonyms: polish, refine, fine-tune
- [adjective] being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
- [adjective] becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market"
- [adjective] understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"
Synonyms: pat, mastered
- [adjective] extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
- [adjective] out; "two down in the last of the ninth"
- [adjective] lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
- [adjective] shut; "the shades were down"
- [adjective] cut down; "the tree is down"
Synonyms: cut, cut
- [adjective] not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
- [adjective] low in spirits; "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"
Synonyms: blue, depressed, dispirited, cast, hearted, in the mouth, low, low-spirited
- [adjective] the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down"