business district, downtown(adj)
the central area or commercial center of a town or city
"the heart of Birmingham's downtown"
of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center
"downtown Manhattan"; "delinquents roaming the downtown streets"
toward or in the lower or central part of town
either the lower, or the business center of a city or town
Outside the three-point line, or generally far from the basket.
That shot came from way downtown!
in, or towards the downtown area
You need to go downtown four blocks.
of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area
John walked everyday to his downtown job.
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.
The numerical value of downtown in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of downtown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of downtown in a Sentence
Places like Hong KongDiscovery Bay DB and Park Island... also have road access to downtown. That's where they stand out.
This is a city which is still a low-income city and one with a lot of inequality. So if you're on the west side, and I'm proud of everything we've done for the west side, but you're still in a low-income neighborhood, so anything that you see happening downtown could be perceived as something that you wish were coming to you.
Just knowing that this amazing cat is right out there, just 25 miles from downtown Tucson, is a big thrill, el Jefe has been living more or less in our backyard for more than three years now. It’s our job to make sure that his home is protected and he can get what he needs to survive.
In the past I would never consider the downtown riverside area as a place to hang out or take clients, now it's Chicago's latest must-visit destination. I think it will really take off this year.
The bar at the hotel keeps the dismembered toes in rock salt in order to dry them out. (Downtown Hotel) We then sit them in rock salt for six weeks and they become preserved. We remove the toes from the salt each time we use them and try to rotate them each week.
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Translations for downtown
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- център на градаBulgarian
- Innenstadt, Stadtzentrum, StadtmitteGerman
- κέντρο, αγοράGreek
- urbocentro, urbomezoEsperanto
- centre-ville, quartier d'affairesFrench
- pusat kotaIndonesian
- miðbær, miðborgIcelandic
- 中心業務地区, 中心部, 町, ダウンタウンJapanese
- 시내, 도심Korean
- media urbsLatin
- центарот на градотMacedonian
- binnenstad, downtownDutch
- baixa, centroPortuguese
- деловая часть города, сити, центр города, центрRussian
- centrum, city, innerstadSwedish
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