What does downtown mean?

Definitions for downtown
ˈdaʊnˈtaʊndown·town

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word downtown.

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.

How to pronounce downtown?

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    British
    Karen
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How to say downtown in sign language?

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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. Malik Shabazz:

    This tide, this wave is going to roll downtown.

  2. Vernado Malone:

    The mayor has fixed up downtown, but around here - nothing.

  3. Kathleen Sauer:

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

  4. Kathleen Sauer:

    Look at our downtown, almost all the stores are open and we have more coming in.

  5. Jameel Abdo Ahmed:

    There's continuous shelling in the downtown and the suburbs, and we can hear explosions across the city.

Images & Illustrations of downtown

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