Definition of Downfield

1. Adjective. Toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field. "He threw to a downfield receiver"

Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
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2. Adverb. Toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field. "He caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport

Definition of Downfield

1. Adjective. (sports) Toward the defending team's end of the playing field ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) Describing an NMR resonance at a higher frequency to that of a reference signal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downfield

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downfield

downdraughts
downdraw
downdrift
downed
downer
downers
downest
downey heads
downeyite
downface
downfall
downfallen
downfalling
downfallings
downfalls
downfield (current term)
downflow
downflowing
downflows
downfold
downfolded
downfolding
downfolds
downforce
downforces
downgoing
downgoings
downgone
downgrade
downgraded

Literary usage of Downfield

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"shift downfield on oxidation, they are likely to be ring methyls, ... The ring methyl resonance b1 found most downfield in the oxidized state is shifted ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"In an equimolar mixture of G and C, the large downfield shifts of both base signals are ... The NH2 and NH signals in G move downfield by 18.8 and 41.6 cps, ..."

3. Scottish Notes and Queries by John Malcolm Bulloch (1891)
"Issued by the downfield Literary Society. Printed by James P. Mathew & Co., ... downfield and the surrounding district has long been in want of a medium ..."

4. Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Staistical by Francis Hindes Groome (1884)
"The largest village is downfield, 2 miles N by W of the post-town, ... There is also a Free church ; and three public schools—downfield, Mains, ..."

5. The East Neuk of Fife: Its History and Antiquities by Walter WOOD (1887)
"Patrick Rigg of downfield, son of the last, married, in 1778, the eldest daughter of John Dalyell of Lingo. James Home Rigg of downfield and Morton, ..."

6. Proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (1893)
"... as-igns holdeth one acre of arable land lying within this mannor in the said field called downfield but holdeth not the same of this Mannor neither hath ..."

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