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.

Wikipedia

  1. Downtown

    Downtown is a song composed by Tony Hatch which, as recorded by Petula Clark in 1964, became an international hit, reaching number one in Billboard Hot 100 and number two in UK Singles Chart. Hatch received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. The song has been covered by many singers, including Dolly Parton, Emma Bunton and The Saw Doctors.

ChatGPT

  1. downtown

    Downtown refers to the main business district or city center of a town or city, often characterized by a concentration of retail and office buildings. It is usually the busiest and most densely populated area of the city, often serving as its commercial, financial, and cultural hub.

Wikidata

  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. Anthony Rota:

    The situation is ever-changing. The continued presence of vehicles and demonstrators associated with the convoy, alongside police operations, will impact the downtown core.

  2. Keith Wall:

    It's been very successful, we're really happy with how it has performed and the foot traffic we've had there. We're right in the center of things in Chicago and downtown Phoenix, both very accessible locations at all times of the year.

  3. Naheed Nenshi:

    You have every right to be an idiot. What you don't have the right to do is you don't have the right to harass shopkeepers, you don't have the right to scare people away from downtown and from those stores at their busiest time of year, and you don't have the right to expose your children to this. This is flagrant behaviour that puts other people at risk … we [city Council] have far better things we should be doing with our time than dealing with these people [CoVID-19 anti-mask protestors].

  4. Mark Nagle:

    We’re in a great location normally, we’re downtown.

  5. Lee Mi-eun:

    Business is alright near tourist spots, but it has slowed down in downtown stores, people ask for lower-priced menus, come in smaller groups.

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