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Down meaning

down - 33 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( American football) a complete play to advance the football; " you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
  2. 2. fine soft dense hair ( as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
  3. 3. bring down or defeat ( an opponent)
  4. 4. drink down entirely; " He downed three martinis before dinner"; " She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; " They popped a few beer after work"
  5. 5. shoot at and force to come down; " the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  6. 6. not functioning ( temporarily or permanently); " we can't work because the computer is down"
  7. 7. shut; " the shades were down"
  8. 8. being or moving lower in position or less in some value; " lay face down"; " the moon is down"; " our team is down by a run"; " down by a pawn"; " the stock market is down today"
  9. 9. from an earlier time; " the story was passed down from father to son"
  10. 10. Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
  11. 11. The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.
  12. 12. The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.
  13. 13. The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
  14. 14. That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
  15. 15. To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.
  16. 16. A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
  17. 17. A state of depression; low state; abasement.
  18. 18. From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion.
  19. 19. In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
  20. 20. From a remoter or higher antiquity.
  21. 21. From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions.
  22. 22. In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well.
  23. 23. Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
  24. 24. To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
  25. 25. To go down; to descend.
  26. 26. Downcast; as, a down look.
  27. 27. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.
  28. 28. A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish- topped hill; - usually in the plural.
  29. 29. A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; - usually in the plural.
  30. 30. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; - the opposite of up.
  31. 31. Along a descent.
  32. 32. In a descending direction; on the ground; below the horizon.
  33. 33. Soft feathers or fine hair; bank of sand thrown up by the sea.

down - examples of usage

  1. I'll go and ask him to come down to you. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. The Bishop went down a little to help. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. Down with you, Jessop! - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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