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Definition of "down" [down]

  • From a higher to a lower place or position: hiked down from the peak. (adverb)
  • Toward, to, or on the ground, floor, or bottom: tripped and fell down. (adverb)
  • In or into a sitting, kneeling, or reclining position: knelt down; lying down. (adverb)
  • Toward or in the south; southward: flew down to Florida. (adverb)
  • Away from a place considered central or a center of activity, such as a city or town: down on the farm; sent down to work at the firm's regional office. (adverb)
  • Used to indicate movement from a higher to a lower position (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • At a lower or further level or position on, in, or along (preposition)
  • Downwards; at or to a lower level or position (adverb)
  • Used with many verbs when the result of the verb's action is to lower or destroy its object (adverb)
  • Used with several verbs to indicate intensity or completion (adverb)
  • Immediately (adverb)
  • On paper (adverb)
  • Arranged; scheduled (adverb)
  • In a helpless position (adverb)
  • Away from a more important place (adverb)
  • Away from a more northerly place (adverb)
  • (of a member of some British universities) away from the university; on vacation (adverb)
  • In a particular part of a country (adverb)
  • (of a helm) having the rudder to windward (adverb)
  • Reduced to a state of lack or want (adverb)
  • Lacking a specified amount (adverb)
  • Lower in price (adverb)
  • Including all intermediate terms, grades, people, etc (adverb)
  • From an earlier to a later time (adverb)
  • To a finer or more concentrated state (adverb)
  • Being a specified number of points, goals, etc behind another competitor, team, etc (adverb)
  • (of a person) being inactive, owing to illness (adverb)
  • (to dogs) (adverb)
  • Depressed or miserable (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a train or trains from a more important place or one regarded as higher (adjective)
  • (of a device, machine, etc, esp a computer) temporarily out of action (adjective)
  • Made in cash (adjective)
  • To knock, push, or pull down (verb)
  • To go or come down (verb)
  • To drink, esp quickly (verb)
  • To bring (someone) down, esp by tackling (verb)
  • One of a maximum of four consecutive attempts by one team to advance the ball a total of at least ten yards (noun)
  • A descent; downward movement (noun)
  • A lowering or a poor period (esp in the phrase ups and downs) (noun)

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Use "down" in a sentence
  • "Promoted to Headline (H3) on 2/13/09: Terrorist in my home town 'with up so floating many bells down' yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Terrorist in my home town \'with up so floating many bells down\' '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: An out-of-work truckdriver brought a guitar case into a Unitarian church where I teach, pulled out a shotgun and shot eight people."
  • "So he crossed the street as Reidi's men passed him and reined in against the wall of the estate next to Lieng, deaf to the hiss of arrows in the clatter of hooves on cobblestone as Reidi's men charged the main gate down the street and then shied off again, leaving a man and two horses down—"
  • "I nodded off with my head on his chest, thinking I've never been happier, I'll never leave this man, I'll never leave this place, I'll never come down, never come down ... _never come down_."