Definition of Down

1. Noun. Soft fine feathers.

Exact synonyms: Down Feather
Generic synonyms: Feather, Plumage, Plume
Specialized synonyms: Duck Down, Goose Down, Swan's Down, Plumule
Derivative terms: Downy

2. Verb. Drink down entirely. "They popped a few beer after work"
Exact synonyms: Belt Down, Bolt Down, Drink Down, Kill, Pop, Pour Down, Toss Off
Generic synonyms: Drink, Imbibe

3. Adjective. Being or moving lower in position or less in some value. "The stock market is down today"

4. Adverb. Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position. "Prices plunged downward"
Exact synonyms: Downward, Downwardly, Downwards
Antonyms: Up, Upward, Upwardly, Upwards

5. Noun. (American football) a complete play to advance the football. "You have four downs to gain ten yards"
Generic synonyms: Play, Turn
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game

6. Verb. Eat immoderately. "They down more bread"; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
Exact synonyms: Consume, Devour, Go Through
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Devourer

7. Adjective. Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place. "The downward course of the stream"
Exact synonyms: Downward
Similar to: Descending

8. Adverb. Away from a more central or a more northerly place. "Flew down to Florida"
Antonyms: Up

9. Noun. English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896).
Exact synonyms: John L. H. Down
Generic synonyms: Doc, Doctor, Dr., Md, Medico, Physician

10. Verb. Bring down or defeat (an opponent). "The fighter managed to down his opponent"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Defeat, Get The Better Of, Overcome

11. Adjective. Becoming progressively lower. ; "The down trend in the real estate market"
Similar to: Falling

12. Adverb. Paid in cash at time of purchase. "Put ten dollars down on the necklace"

13. Noun. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil.
Language type: Plural, Plural Form
Generic synonyms: Highland, Upland

14. Verb. Shoot at and force to come down. "The enemy landed several of our aircraft"
Exact synonyms: Land, Shoot Down
Derivative terms: Land

15. Adjective. Being put out by a strikeout. "Two down in the bottom of the ninth"
Similar to: Out

16. Adverb. From an earlier time. "The story was passed down from father to son"

17. 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).
Exact synonyms: Pile
Generic synonyms: Hair
Specialized synonyms: Lanugo
Derivative terms: Downy, Pilary, Pilous

18. Verb. Cause to come or go down. "The fighter managed to down his opponent"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
Exact synonyms: Cut Down, Knock Down, Pull Down, Push Down
Specialized synonyms: Submarine
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Downer

19. Adjective. Understood perfectly. "Had his algebra problems down"
Exact synonyms: Down Pat, Mastered
Similar to: Perfect

20. Adverb. To a lower intensity. "He slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
Antonyms: Up

21. Verb. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing. "Refine one's style of writing"
Exact synonyms: Fine-tune, Polish, Refine
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Specialized synonyms: Over-refine, Overrefine, Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, Educate, School, Train
Derivative terms: Polish, Refinement, Refinement, Refiner

22. Adjective. Lower than previously. "Prices are down"
Exact synonyms: Depressed
Similar to: Low

23. Adverb. In an inactive or inoperative state. "The computer went down again"

24. Adjective. Shut. "The shades were down"
Similar to: Lowered

25. Adjective. Not functioning (temporarily or permanently). "We can't work because the computer is down"
Similar to: Inoperative

26. Adjective. Filled with melancholy and despondency. "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"

Definition of Down

1. n. Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool

2. v. t. To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.

3. n. A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish-topped hill; -- usually in the plural.

4. adv. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; - - the opposite of up.

5. prep. In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well.

6. v. t. To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.

7. v. i. To go down; to descend.

8. a. Downcast; as, a down look.

Definition of Down

1. Proper noun. One of the counties of Northern Ireland ¹

2. Noun. (archaic except in place-names) Hill, rolling grassland ¹

3. Noun. (context: usually plural) Field, especially for racing. ¹

4. Adverb. (comparable) From a higher position to a lower one; downwards. ¹

5. Adverb. (comparable) At a lower place or position. ¹

6. Adverb. South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps). ¹

7. Adverb. (Ireland) Away from the city (even if the location is to the North). ¹

8. Adverb. Into a state of non-operation. ¹

9. Adverb. (rail transport) The direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero. ¹

10. Adverb. (context: sentence substitute) Get down. ¹

11. Adverb. (UK academia) Away from Oxford or Cambridge. ¹

12. Preposition. From the higher end to the lower of. ¹

13. Preposition. From one end to another of. ¹

14. Adjective. Depressed, feeling low. ¹

15. Adjective. On a lower level than before. ¹

16. Adjective. Having a lower score than an opponent. ¹

17. Adjective. (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to ¹

18. Adjective. (not comparable US slang)Frequently used prior to "with", relaxed about, accepting of ¹

19. Adjective. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service. ¹

20. Adjective. Of a task; finished in phrases like: ¹

21. Adjective. Committed to memory; memorised, in phrases like: ¹

22. Verb. (transitive) To drink or swallow, especially without stopping before the vessel containing the liquid is empty. ¹

23. Verb. (transitive) To cause to come down. ¹

24. Verb. (transitive pocket billiards) To put a ball in a pocket; to pot a ball. ¹

25. Verb. (transitive American football) To bring a play to an end by touching the ball to the ground or while it is on the ground. ¹

26. Verb. (transitive) To write off; to make fun of. ¹

27. Noun. a negative aspect; a downer. ¹

28. Noun. (context: dated) A grudge ((term on) someone). ¹

29. Noun. An act of swallowing an entire drink in one. ¹

30. Noun. (context: American football) A single play, from the time the ball is snapped (the start) to the time the whistle is blown (the end) when the ball ''is down'', or ''is downed''. ¹

31. Noun. (context: crosswords) A clue whose solution runs vertically in the grid. ¹

32. Noun. Soft, fluffy immature feathers which grow on young birds. Used as insulating material in duvets, sleeping bags and jackets. ¹

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Definition of Down

1. to cause to fall [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Down

1. Fine, soft feathers, soft, fine hair. (04 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Down

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