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Princeton's WordNet

  1. business district, downtown(adj)

    the central area or commercial center of a town or city

    "the heart of Birmingham's downtown"

  2. downtown(adverb)

    of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center

    "downtown Manhattan"; "delinquents roaming the downtown streets"

  3. downtown(adverb)

    toward or in the lower or central part of town

Wiktionary

  1. downtown(Noun)

    either the lower, or the business center of a city or town

  2. downtown(Noun)

    Outside the three-point line, or generally far from the basket.

    That shot came from way downtown!

  3. downtown(Adverb)

    in, or towards the downtown area

    You need to go downtown four blocks.

  4. downtown(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area

    John walked everyday to his downtown job.

Freebase

  1. Downtown

    Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English speakers to refer to a city's core or central business district, often in a geographical, commercial, or communal sense. It has been used in Australia in cities like Sydney and Melbourne and for New Zealand's main city, Auckland, as well. The term is thought to have been coined in New York City, where it was in use by the 1830s to refer to the original town at the southern tip of the island of Manhattan. As the town of New York grew into a city, the only direction it could grow on the island was toward the north, proceeding upriver from the original settlement. Thus, anything north of the original town became known as "uptown", while the original town became known as "downtown". During the late 19th century, the term was gradually adopted by cities across the United States and Canada to refer to the historical core of the city. Notably, it was not included in dictionaries as late as the 1880s. But by the early 1900s, downtown was clearly established as the proper term in American English for a city's central business district.

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOWNTOWN in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOWNTOWN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of DOWNTOWN in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Olsen:

    I haven’t been in downtown Detroit in 30 years. ... It was scary. … Now it’s totally different, it’s clean, people are friendly.

  2. Kathleen Sauer:

    What's good for Lockheed is good for Troy, look at our downtown.

  3. Mayor Ravi Bhalla:

    I received a call from our police chief Kenneth Ferrante notifying me of a bar fight in downtown Hoboken, with at least one person falling in and out of consciousness, and our police having to wait for over 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, because our EMS is inundated with service calls, this is unfortunately a contributing factor why we cannot continue bar operations which can trigger calls for service that are delayed in part because of this public health crisis.

  4. Marcus Jones:

    Officer Bomba was a very dedicated officer who worked in downtown Silver Spring, we have typically been made aware of many different types of crimes that occur in downtown and Officer Bomba always been actively involved on patrol and addressing a lot of the concerns that have occurred in downtown Silver Spring.

  5. Mayor Stephen Benjamin:

    Unless there's a need, this weekend and certainly on Inauguration Day, to be downtown.

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