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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. Ema Richardson:

    I was laying in bed with my 2-year-old and I heard an explosion, then I started smelling burning, smoke and fire, i found my bother not breathing, with his whole face burned and his neck burned and trying to throw up a little or maybe he was gasping for air, so I called 911, she told WINKNews.com. Evan Spahlinger was taken to NCH Downtown Naples Hospital before being flown to a Miami hospital where doctors placed Evan Spahlinger in a coma to alleviate pain.

  2. Terry Lee:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Cindy Ramon:

    He went and they started preparing everything and that’s when the rain started in, by Sunday morning when he woke up, there was so much rain and standing water that he could not go to his regular duty in downtown Houston.

  5. Sam Adams:

    The strengths of our downtown are unique and they haven’t gone away, everything from the small blocks, to interesting food carts you can’t get anywhere else, a variety of shopping experiences, easy access with transit -- those strengths are still there.

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