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
Earlier today the City of Miami Commission took an important step by adding an item to their upcoming agenda, that if approved, will make way to bring Formula One to downtown Miami next season, we appreciate the community's interest in hosting a Formula One race and look forward to working with local officials and stakeholders to bring this vision to life.
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.
Look at our downtown, almost all the stores are open and we have more coming in.
I think it's part of the zeitgeist nationally. It's cool to see what's happened in Des Moines, but there's also downtown regeneration in Hartford, Philly -- pretty much every city.
Unless there's a need, this weekend and certainly on Inauguration Day, to be 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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