down
noun.
soft fine feathers
Synonym: down feather
noun.
(American football) a complete play to advance the football
you have four downs to gain ten yards
noun.
English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
noun.
(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
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)
Synonym: pile
verb.
drink down entirely
He downed three martinis before dinner|She killed a bottle of brandy that night|They popped a few beer after work
verb.
eat up completely, as with great appetite
Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal|The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them
verb.
bring down or defeat (an opponent)
verb.
shoot at and force to come down
the enemy landed several of our aircraft
Synonym: land, shoot down
verb.
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
verb.
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
refine one's style of writing
adj.
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
adv.
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
adv.
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
adv.
paid in cash at time of purchase
put ten dollars down on the necklace
adv.
from an earlier time
the story was passed down from father to son
adv.
to a lower intensity
he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
adv.
in an inactive or inoperative state
the factory went down during the strike|the computer went down again
adj.
extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
the down staircase|the downward course of the stream
Synonym: downward
adj.
becoming progressively lower
the down trend in the real estate market
adj.
being put out by a strikeout
two down in the bottom of the ninth
adj.
understood perfectly
had his algebra problems down
Synonym: mastered, down pat
adj.
lower than previously
the market is depressed|prices are down
Synonym: depressed
adj.
shut
the shades were down
adj.
not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
we can't work because the computer is down
adj.
filled with melancholy and despondency
gloomy at the thought of what he had to face|gloomy predictions|a gloomy silence|took a grim view of the economy|the darkening mood|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
Antonym: up