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Definition of "down":

noun: (American football) a complete play to advance the football

"you have four downs to gain ten yards"


noun: soft fine feathers


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)


noun: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil


noun: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)


verb: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing


verb: bring down or defeat (an opponent)


verb: eat immoderately

"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"


verb: drink down entirely

"He downed three martinis before dinner"


verb: cause to come or go down

"The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"


verb: shoot at and force to come down


adjective: filled with melancholy and despondency

"downcast after his defeat"


adjective: not functioning (temporarily or permanently)

"we can't work because the computer is down"


adjective: shut

"the shades were down"


adjective: lower than previously

"prices are down"


adjective: understood perfectly

"had his algebra problems down"


adjective: being put out by a strikeout

"two down in the bottom of the ninth"


adjective: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

"the down staircase"


adjective: becoming progressively lower

"the down trend in the real estate market"


adjective: being or moving lower in position or less in some value

"lay face down"


adverb: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position

"don't fall down"


adverb: away from a more central or a more northerly place

"was sent down to work at the regional office"


adverb: paid in cash at time of purchase

"put ten dollars down on the necklace"


adverb: in an inactive or inoperative state

"the factory went down during the strike"


adverb: to a lower intensity

"he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"


adverb: from an earlier time

"the story was passed down from father to son"



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