Definitions for downdaʊn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
from higher to lower; toward or into a lower position or level:
Tell him to come down.
on or to the ground, floor, or the like:
to fall down.
to or in a sitting or lying position.
to an area or district considered lower from a geographical standpoint, esp. southward:
We drove down to San Diego.
to a lower value or rate:
to a lesser pitch or volume:
Turn down the radio.
in or to a calmer or less active state:
The wind died down.
from an earlier to a later time.
from a greater to a lesser strength, amount, etc.:
to water down a drink.
to get down to work.
Write this down.
thoroughly; fully; completely.
in cash at the time of purchase:
$50 down and $20 a month.
to the point of defeat or submission:
to shout down the opposition.
to the source or actual position:
to track someone down.
into a condition of ill health.
in or into a lower status or condition:
kept down by lack of education.
Slang. on toast (as used at a lunch counter):
Give me a tuna down.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
(prep.)in a descending or more remote direction on or along:
They ran off down the street.
the down escalator.
being at a low position or on the ground, floor, or bottom.
directed toward the south, a business district, etc.
ailing or bedridden:
to be down with a bad cold.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Football. (of the ball) not in play.
behind an opponent or opponents in points, games, etc.
having lost the amount indicated, esp. at gambling:
to be down $10.
finished or taken care of:
five down and one to go.
out of order:
The computer is down again.
Slang. aware; knowledgeable. accepted or admired; excellent.
Category: Informal, Status (usage)
(n.)a downward movement; descent.
a turn for the worse; reverse.
Football. one of a series of four plays during which a team must advance the ball at least 10 yd. (9 m) to keep possession of it.
(v.t.)to knock, throw, or bring down.
to drink down, esp. quickly.
to defeat in a game or contest.
(v.i.)to go down; fall.
(interj.)get down (used as a command or warning).
Idioms for down:
down cold or pat,learned perfectly.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom
down in the mouth,discouraged or depressed.
down on,hostile or averse to.
Category: Idiom, Informal
down with, to remove from power or do away with (used imperatively):
Down with the king!
Origin of down:
bef. 1100; ME doune, OE dūne, aph. var. of adūne for of dūne off (the) hill; see a -2, down3
the soft first plumage of many young birds.
the soft under plumage of birds.
the under plumage of some birds, as geese and ducks, used for filling in quilts, clothing, etc., chiefly for warmth.
a fine, soft pubescence on plants and some fruits.
(adj.)filled with down:
a down jacket.
Origin of down:
1325–75; ME downe < ON dūnn
Often, downs. (esp. in southern England) open, rolling country usu. covered with grass.
(cap.) any sheep of several breeds raised orig. in the downs of S England, as the Suffolk.
Category: Animal Husbandry
Origin of down:
bef. 1000; ME; OE dūn hill
a county in SW Northern Ireland. 311,876; 952 sq. mi. (2466 sq. km).
Category: Geography (places)
down, down feather(noun)
soft fine feathers
(American football) a complete play to advance the football
"you have four downs to gain ten yards"
Down, John L. H. Down(noun)
English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
being or moving lower in position or less in some value
"lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
"the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
becoming progressively lower
"the down trend in the real estate market"
being put out by a strikeout
"two down in the bottom of the ninth"
down, down pat(p), mastered(adj)
"had his algebra problems down"
lower than previously
"the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
"the shades were down"
not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
"we can't work because the computer is down"
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited(verb)
filled with melancholy and despondency
"gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill(verb)
drink down entirely
"He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
devour, down, consume, go through(verb)
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
bring down or defeat (an opponent)
down, shoot down, land(verb)
shoot at and force to come down
"the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down(verb)
cause to come or go down
"The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
polish, refine, fine-tune, down(adverb)
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
"refine one's style of writing"
down, downwards, downward, downwardly(adverb)
spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
"don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"
away from a more central or a more northerly place
"was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida"
paid in cash at time of purchase
"put ten dollars down on the necklace"
from an earlier time
"the story was passed down from father to son"
to a lower intensity
"he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
in an inactive or inoperative state
"the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a cat trying to get down from the tree; Put that down.; I found it down in the basement.
into a sitting or lying position
She's lying down.; Please sit down.
Turn the sound down.; He was waiting for the dogs to quiet down.; levels of pollution going down
We drove down south.; to fly down to Mexico
indicates sth is written on a piece of paper
She wrote the name down.; Put me down for the 8:00 slot.
We were down by seven at half time.
The network is down.
(of items on a list) finished
That's six down and six more to go.
My ring went down the drain.; He fell down the stairs.
further along in a particular direction
They were walking down the street.; a little farther down the river
feeling sad; = depressed
She seemed a little down.
the warm feathers of a duck or goose
a down jacket/pillow
One of the counties of Northern Ireland
Origin: From dún.
fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
the soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets
the pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle
the soft hair of the face when beginning to appear
that which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
to cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down
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
a tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; -- usually in the plural
a road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war
a state of depression; low state; abasement
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
from a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion
in a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet
from a remoter or higher antiquity
from a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions
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
hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound
to cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down
to go down; to descend
downcast; as, a down look
downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial
downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a maritime county in the SE. of the province of Ulster, Ireland, with a mostly level and fairly fertile soil, and manufactures of linen.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. adj. Not operating. “The up escalator is down” is considered a humorous thing to say (unless of course you were expecting to use it), and “The elevator is down” always means “The elevator isn't working” and never refers to what floor the elevator is on. With respect to computers, this term has passed into the mainstream; the extension to other kinds of machine is still confined to techies (e.g. boiler mechanics may speak of a boiler being down). 2. go down vi. To stop functioning; usually said of the system. The message from the console that every hacker hates to hear from the operator is “System going down in 5 minutes”. 3. take down, bring down vt. To deactivate purposely, usually for repair work or PM. “I'm taking the system down to work on that bug in the tape drive.” Occasionally one hears the word down by itself used as a verb in this vt. sense.See crash; oppose up.
Translations for down
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
towards or in a low or lower position, level or state
He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.
- onder toeAfrikaans
- إلى أسْفَلArabic
- para baixoPortuguese (BR)
- nedad; nedDanish
- (hacia) abajoSpanish
- alla, allEstonian
- vers le bas, en basFrench
- नीचे, निम्न स्तरHindi
- in basso*, verso il basso*Italian
- žemyn, žemaiLithuanian
- apakšā; lejāLatvian
- naar benedenDutch
- ned, nedover, nedeNorwegian
- w dół, na dolePolish
- لاندی خواPashto
- para baixoPortuguese
- în jos, josRomanian
- dol; navzdolSlovenian
- spustiti seSerbian
- ner, ned, nere, nerförSwedish
- aşağıya, aşağıya doğru, aşağı bir yereTurkish
- 向下Chinese (Trad.)
- вниз, донизуUkrainian
- نچلی طرفUrdu
- 向下Chinese (Simp.)
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