Definitions of down:
- noun: (American football) a complete play to advance the football
Example: "You have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
- noun: soft fine feathers
- noun: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
- noun: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
- noun: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
- verb: bring down or defeat (an opponent)
- verb: cause to come or go down
Example: "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"
- verb: shoot at and force to come down
- verb: eat immoderately
Example: "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
- verb: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- verb: drink down entirely
Example: "He downed three martinis before dinner"
- adjective: shut
Example: "The shades were down"
- adjective: understood perfectly
Example: "Had his algebra problems down"
- adjective: being or moving lower in position or less in some value
Example: "Lay face down"
- adjective: the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase
Example: "The down payment"
- adjective: not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
Example: "We can't work because the computer is down"
- adjective: cut down
Example: "The tree is down"
- adverb: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
Example: "Don't fall down"
- adverb: away from a more central or a more northerly place
Example: "Was sent down to work at the regional office"
- adverb: paid in cash at time of purchase
Example: "Put ten dollars down on the necklace"
- adverb: in an inactive or inoperative state
Example: "The factory went down during the strike"
- adverb: to a lower intensity
Example: "He slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
- adverb: from an earlier time
Example: "The story was passed down from father to son"
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #20938)
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