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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)

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.

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_."