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Down

Pronunciation: doun
n.1.(Zool.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
And the first down begins to shade his face.
- Dryden.
2.That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
Thou bosom softness, down of all my cares!
- Southern.
Down tree
(Bot.) a tree of Central America (Ochroma Lagopus), the seeds of which are enveloped in vegetable wool.
v. t.1.To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.
n.1.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.
She went by dale, and she went by down.
- Tennyson.
2.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.
3.A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
4.A state of depression; low state; abasement.
adv.1.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.
2.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.
It will be rain to-night. Let it come down.
- Shak.
I sit me down beside the hazel grove.
- Tennyson.
And that drags down his life.
- Tennyson.
The French . . . shone down [i. e., outshone] the English.
- Shak.
3.In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a descent; below the horizon; on the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
I was down and out of breath.
- Shak.
The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.
- Shak.
He that is down needs fear no fall.
- Bunyan.
3.From a remoter or higher antiquity.
4.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.
Down helm
(Naut.) an order to the helmsman to put the helm to leeward.
Down on
to attack, implying the idea of threatening power.
Come down upon us with a mighty power.
- Shak.
prep.1.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.
2.Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
Down the country
toward the sea, or toward the part where rivers discharge their waters into the ocean.
Down the sound
in the direction of the ebbing tide; toward the sea.
v. t.1.To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
[imp. & p. p. Downed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Downing.]
v. i.1.To go down; to descend.
a.1.Downcast; as, a down look.
2.Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.
3.Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.
Down draught
a downward draft, as in a flue, chimney, shaft of a mine, etc.
Down in the mouth
chopfallen; dejected.
Noun1.down - soft fine feathers
Synonyms: down feather
2.down - (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
3.Down - English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
Synonyms: John L. H. Down
4.down - (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
5.down - fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
Synonyms: pile
Verb1.down - drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
2.down - eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
3.down - bring down or defeat (an opponent)
4.down - shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
Synonyms: shoot down, land
5.down - 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"
6.down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
Synonyms: fine-tune, refine, polish
Adj.1.down - 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"
Antonyms:
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
2.down - becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market"
3.down - understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"
Synonyms: down pat, mastered
4.down - extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
Synonyms: downward
5.down - out; "two down in the last of the ninth"
6.down - lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
Synonyms: depressed
7.down - shut; "the shades were down"
8.down - cut down; "the tree is down"
Synonyms: cut down, cut
9.down - not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
10.down - 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"
11.down - the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down"
Adv.1.down - 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"
Antonyms:
up, upward, upwardly, upwards - spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile"
2.down - 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"
Antonyms:
up - to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation"
3.down - paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
4.down - from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
5.down - to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
Antonyms:
up - to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume"
6.down - in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
1.down - Not operating. "The up escalator is down" is considered a humorous thing to say, and "The elevator is down" always means "The elevator isn't working" and never refers to what floor the elevator is on. With respect to computers, this term has passed into the mainstream; the extension to other kinds of machine is still hackish.
2.down - "go down" To stop functioning; usually said of the system. The message from the console that every hacker hates to hear from the operator is "System going down in 5 minutes".
3.down - "take down", "bring down" To deactivate purposely, usually for repair work or PM. "I'm taking the system down to work on that bug in the tape drive." Occasionally one hears the word "down" by itself used as a verb in this sense.

See crash; opposite: up.
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