Definition of Downtown

1. Noun. The central area or commercial center of a town or city. "The heart of Birmingham's downtown"

Exact synonyms: Business District
Generic synonyms: City District
Specialized synonyms: Tin Pan Alley



2. Adjective. Of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center. "Delinquents roaming the downtown streets"
Antonyms: Uptown

3. Adverb. Toward or in the lower or central part of town.
Antonyms: Uptown

Definition of Downtown

1. Noun. (Chiefly American English) either the lower, or the business center of a city or town ¹

2. Noun. (basketball) Outside the three-point line, or generally far from the basket. ¹

3. Adverb. in, or towards the downtown area ¹

4. Adjective. of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downtown

1. the business district of a city [n -S]

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Literary usage of Downtown

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Book of Humorous Verse by Carolyn Wells (1920)
"ON THE downtown SIDE OF AN UPTOWN STREET ON the downtown side of an uptown street Is the homo of a girl that I'd like to meet, But I'm on the uptown, ..."

2. Adventure Guide to Tampa Bay and Florida's West Coast by Chelle Koster Walton (2003)
"Scored into segments by waterways and channels, Tampa's downtown is also the center of shipping and cruise ship activity. Much of the restoration takes ..."

3. Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya Alive by Bruce Conord (2005)
"The downtown area provides the best opportunity for bargains in hotels and restaurants ... We've selected a series of hotels in safe areas downtown with ..."

4. British Columbia Adventure Guide by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2004)
"Basics Start any visit to Vancouver downtown, at the Info Centre, ... downtown Attractions For the most part, we're going to keep you downtown at first, ..."

5. Missions: American Baptist International Magazine by Woman's American Baptist Foreign Mission Society (1911)
"Sections of our great cities, uptown and downtown, are subject to swift invasion of foreigners in astonishing numbers. Hence it comes to pass, ..."

6. Adventure Guide Honduras & The Bay Islands by Maria Fiallos (2006)
"From downtown, the Boulevard Morazán and Palmira commercial district is an easy ... So, if you stay downtown and want to eat or shop there, you can walk or ..."

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