What does Downtown mean?

Definitions for Downtown
ˈdaʊnˈtaʊnDown·town

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. business district, downtownadjective

    the central area or commercial center of a town or city

    "the heart of Birmingham's downtown"

  2. downtownadverb

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

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

  3. downtownadverb

    toward or in the lower or central part of town

Wiktionary

  1. downtownnoun

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

  2. downtownnoun

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

    That shot came from way downtown!

  3. downtownadverb

    in, or towards the downtown area

    You need to go downtown four blocks.

  4. downtownadjective

    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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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. Dan LaBerge:

    Still, states like New Hampshire and others tend to see a bump in hotel stays and other areas, according to industry estimates and accounts on the ground. I am sure this is typical of the primary season, but we did see a spike in business and it has stuck around for a little while after, Alexandra Horton, owner of Cafe La Reine in Manchester, New Hampshire, told FoxNews.com. I would say that overall the primary season is good for downtown Manchester and all of the local businesses to gain national exposure, Alexandra Horton said. Dan LaBerge, manager at Billy’s Sports Bar Grillin Manchester, told FoxNews.com they saw between a 5-10 percent increase in business, though businesses in downtown Manchester had a bigger boost. We get a lot of people from Washington D.C. here, it often ends up being actual campaign workers -- we did a buffet for the Hillary campaign, so it’s really a mix. You get a lot of people from out of town, people they ship in.

  2. President Klaus Iohannis:

    I've got strong clues the law was broken in this case. I'm revolted that such a tragedy happens in downtown of the capital and innocent youngsters are perished.

  3. The Department of Transportation:

    This TIGER grant will provide funding to improve bicycling, walking, and general transit conditions for pedestrians and motorists in downtown L?hu’e, additionally, Rice Street, Ho’olako Street, and Pua’ole/Malae will undergo improvements to enhance the overall user experience including the addition of new sidewalks, the creation of a shared use path for bicyclists and pedestrians, and the conversion of an existing street into a bicycle boulevard.

  4. Steve Fredman:

    More resources could flow out into neighborhoods now that the downtown is becoming more vital, and that is a campaign issue for people who are running( for mayor) right now.

  5. Rod Wheeler:

    Cydney Ireland said. The sprawling, 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus is one of the nation's largest. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, a former Washington DC homicide detective and an Ohio State University alum, said the school's police department is highly trained. People don’t need to panic.

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