Definitions of down

  1.   low in spirits lonely and blue in a strange city depressed by the loss of his job a dispirited and resigned expression on her face downcast after his defeat feeling discouraged and downhearted
  2.   eat immoderately Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  3.   cut down the tree is down
  4.   cause to come or go down The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
  5.   becoming progressively lower steadily declining incomes the down trend in the real estate market
  6.   lower than previously the market is depressed prices are down
  7.   shoot at and force to come down of aircraft
  8.   a complete play to advance the football you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards
  9.   soft fine feathers
  10.   usually plural a rolling treeless highland with little soil
  11.   English physician who first described Down's syndrome 1828 1896
  12.   spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position don't fall down rode the lift up and skied down prices plunged downward
  13.   away from a more central or a more northerly place was sent down to work at the regional office worked down on the farm came down for the wedding flew down to Florida
  14.   paid in cash at time of purchase put ten dollars down on the necklace
  15.   in an inactive or inoperative state the factory went down during the strike the computer went down again
  16.   to a lower intensity he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
  17.   the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase the down payment a payment of 200 down
  18.   understood perfectly had his algebra problems down
  19.   extending or moving from a higher to a lower place the down staircase the downward course of the stream
  20.   out two down in the last of the ninth
  21.   improve or perfect by pruning or polishing refine one's style of writing
  22.   American football a complete play to advance the football you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards
  23.   fine soft dense hair as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs
  24.   bring down or defeat an opponent
  25.   drink down entirely He downed three martinis before dinner She killed a bottle of brandy that night They popped a few beer after work
  26.   shoot at and force to come down the enemy landed several of our aircraft
  27.   not functioning temporarily or permanently we can't work because the computer is down
  28.   shut the shades were down
  29.   becoming progressively lower the down trend in the real estate market
  30.   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
  31.   from an earlier time the story was passed down from father to son
  32.   Fine soft hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants not matted and fleecy like wool
  33.   The soft under feathers of birds They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules without hooklets
  34.   The pubescence of plants the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants as of the thistle
  35.   The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear
  36.   That which is made of down as a bed or pillow that which affords ease and repose like a bed of down
  37.   To cover ornament line or stuff with down
  38.   A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover near Deal employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war
  39.   A state of depression low state abasement
  40.   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
  41.   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
  42.   From a remoter or higher antiquity
  43.   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
  44.   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
  45.   Hence Towards the mouth of a river towards the sea as to sail or swim down a stream to sail down the sound
  46.   To cause to go down to make descend to put down to overthrow as in wrestling hence to subdue to bring down
  47.   To go down to descend
  48.   Downcast as a down look
  49.   Downright absolute positive as a down denial
  50.   Downward going down sloping as a down stroke a down grade a down train on a railway
  51.   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
  52.   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
  53.   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
  54.   Soft feathers hair or wool the soft fibers of plants banks or small rounded hills of sand
  55.   From a higher to a lower degree or position at the lowest point on the ground below the horizon opposite to up from earlier to later times in hand or on the counter as to pay down for goods on paper or in a book
  56.   Dejected downcast
  57.   Along a descent of from a higher to a lower place on along the course or current of
  58.   The soft hair under the feathers of fowls the hairy covering of the seeds of certain plants anything which soothes or invites to repose
  59.   A bank of sand thrown up by the sea pl a tract of hilly land used for pasturing sheep
  60.   From a higher to a lower position on the ground from earlier to later times
  61.   Along a descent from a higher to a lower position or state
  62.   Along a descent
  63.   In a descending direction on the ground below the horizon
  64.   Soft feathers or fine hair bank of sand thrown up by the sea
  65.   Fine soft plumage hair or fibers
  66.   A flat topped treeless hill undulating tract of upland
  67.   From a higher to or toward a lower place or position downward to or on the ground below the horizon
  68.   In a descending direction along upon or within
  69.   Downcast
  70.   From a higher to a lower place from the capital or the centre on the ground below the horizon from a higher to a lower condition into disrepute or disgrace into smaller bulk from earlier to later times extended or prostrate on the ground or on any flat surface
  71.   Along a descent from a higher to a lower place toward the mouth of a river from the capital of a country from the head terminus of a railway Down the sound in the direction of the ebb tide toward the sea Down the country toward the sea or from the metropolis
  72.   The fine soft feathers of fowls particularly of the duck kind fine hair a fine hairy substance the pubescence of flowers a fine feathery substance by which seeds are wafted to a distance anything that soothes or a place of soft repose
  73.   A bank of sand thrown up by the sea a tract of naked hilly land used only for pasturing sheep The downs a well known road for shipping in the English Channel near Deal
  74.   A depressed state Up and down here and there Down with to pull down or throw or take down
  75.   The fine soft feathers of fowls any fine hairy substance light enough to float in the air
  76.   From a higher to a lower place on the ground extended or prostrate on any surface toward the mouth of a river below the horizon as the sun into a due consistence as to boil down Note Persons in London say down to Scotland c and those in the provinces up to London

Antonyms for down

effectual, excited, joyous, lousy, insouciant, incomplete, poor, ascending, bouncing, optimistic, rise, unfinished, strong, atrocious, gleeful, gratified, unconcerned, lighthearted, ecstatic, frisky, working, sprouted, peppy, hardy, bright, Recuperating, jaunty, upfield, glad, sound, satisfied, energetic, airy, jubilant, sanguine, employable, jocose, substandard, giddy, canty, operating, jacked, robust, healthy, flourishing, blithesome, effective, leading, heavenward, well-conditioned, soar, gladsome, intoxicated, in the lead, retreat, mirthful, elated, careless, operative, happy-go-lucky, carefree, entranced, thriving, grinning, cheery, blissful, fly, blithe, increased, spirited, Convalescing, pathetic, laughing, recovering, merry, productive, vital, Eupeptic, uncompleted, climb, rosy, hopeful, serving, perky, succumb, safe, enraptured, resign, rugged, better, jocular, lusty, rapturous, buoyant, ascension, skyward, able-bodied, low-grade, sunny, tough, functioning, hale, fit, smiling, second class, content, rising, terrible, exultant, rhapsodic, running, awful, bad, cede, undone, execrable, inferior, uplifted, yield, useful, Heightened, delighted, blooming, rotten, operational, springy, ahead, upbound, continuing, upwardly, ascent, encouraged, high, rehabilitated, euphoric, hearty, fail, workable, chipper, second-rate, mediocre, viable, imperfect, retire, easygoing, nosebleed, animated, ongoing, jolly, upbeat, jocund, wretched, Sprightful, cured, winsome, dormy, stalwart, pleased, well, devil-may-care, aweigh, lightsome, boon, lifted, Enrapt, unsatisfactory, elevated, operant, mending, escalated, healthful, happy, vile, usable, joyful, operable, conditioned, lose, vivacious, exuberant, dormie, upward, functional, up, capitulate, forfeit, middling, performing, risen, cheerful, lively, fall, flush, cavalier, exhilarated, whole, Buoyed, zippy, gladdened, heady, improved, jovial, sprightly, heartened, Producing, raised, surrender, rapt, beaming, upwards, overjoyed, submit, thrilled, wholesome.

Quotes of down

  1. Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face – Dave Barry
  2. It is vital that we get these policies right as we take forward our plans to drive down the deficit and transform our economy – David Cameron
  3. I contend that Bush would be a lot more moderate if there weren't some fundamentalists breathing down his neck every time he wants to establish the state of Israel every time he wants to do justice for the Palestinian people – Tony Campolo
  4. If our subconscious was attractive we wouldn't have to bury it down deep within us – Doug Coupland
  5. I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end I have lost every other friend on earth I shall at least have one friend left and that friend shall be down inside of me – Abraham Lincoln
  6. That old black magic has me in its spell That old black magic that you weave so well Icy fingers up and down my spine The same old witchcraft when your eyes meet mine – Johnny Mercer
  7. I have to have a little bit of time to myself right before whatever it is that I have to do because most of the time I'm sitting in my head convincing myself to calm down all right show down – Christina Milian
  8. I spend a lot of time preparing I think a lot about what I want to do I have prep books little notebooks in which I write everything down before a sitting Otherwise I would forget my ideas – Helmut Newton
  9. She found me intolerable But she got to know me and I wore her down – Robert B. Parker
  10. I even scored Monaco's goal too Please put it down as an own goal for me – Alessandro Del Piero
  11. Some of us are like a shovel brigade that follow a parade down Main Street cleaning up – Donald T. Regan
  12. What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you That's what photography does for me – Graeme Le Saux
  13. People get caught up in asking whether Americans should be going here or there What it boils down to is the call of the Lord If the Lord has called you to a specific area that's where you are going to see the fruit – Michael Scott
  14. I had some eyeglasses I was walking down the street when suddenly the prescription ran out – Steven Wright
  15. There are films you see that only reach your eyes Then there are films that you can watch that reach down to your throat or reach your heart "In the Mood for Love though reached all the way to my belly – Zhang Ziyi

Usage examples for down

  1. Take it from me Mr 'Awkes he's not going to give 'er the chawnce to turn 'im down – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Must keep myself down – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  3. Come down and see what I have for you – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
  4. Then Iris came down again – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  5. “ I had no idea you were down here – Embarrassments by Henry James
  6. And down he went – Eskimo Folktales by Unknown
  7. Come on down I said – Waiting for Daylight by Henry Major Tomlinson
  8. Let us go down – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  9. Would I come down there at once – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  10. “ Howll I live it down – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
  11. You had better not put her down she doesn't live with me – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  12. Came down to the last day – Sunny Slopes by Ethel Hueston
  13. Are they coming down – The Dark Forest by Hugh Walpole
  14. It was Priddy going down to Mazzicombe ” – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  15. “ I can sit down by myself – Mr. Pim Passes By by Alan Alexander Milne
  16. Told him to come on down said Jack – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge
  17. In that case we must go down at once – Malcolm by George MacDonald
  18. You set right down said Uncle William – Uncle William The Man Who Was Shif'less by Jennette Lee
  19. You can talk to me all you like when I come down – The Happiest Time of Their Lives by Alice Duer Miller
  20. “ I cannot come down to day – Children of Borneo by Edwin Herbert Gomes

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