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Down (IPA: /ˈdaʊn/)


Down (n.)

Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool

Down (n.)

The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.

Down (n.)

The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.

Down (n.)

The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.

Down (n.)

That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down

Down (v. t.)

To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.

Down (prep.)

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.

Down (prep.)

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.

Down (prep.)

A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.

Down (prep.)

A state of depression; low state; abasement.

Down (adv.)

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.

Down (adv.)

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.

Down (adv.)

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.

Down (adv.)

From a remoter or higher antiquity.

Down (adv.)

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 (adv.)

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.

Down (adv.)

Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.

Down (v. t.)

To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.

Down (v. i.)

To go down; to descend.

Down (a.)

Downcast; as, a down look.

Down (a.)

Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.

Down (a.)

Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.

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Relative direction

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American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Third single from Blink-182's 2003 self-titled album

Down

2001 horror film about a killer elevator directed by Dick Maas

Down

Episode of Breaking Bad (S2 E4)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "It's a wonder to me ," said Adams sourly, that you don't simply melt down in the white heat of your brilliance ."" - Clifford D. Simak

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (after she skydives down to a summer camp on Earth) A totem pole?" - Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Cleaner Pilot): (Helicopter being pulled down by Marcus) (To Cleaner Gunner) Cut us loose!" - Underworld: Evolution

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (On Anne Sirenia) That's not just outside the box, that's halfway down the street to Crazytown." - Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (Snow's group fights off PSICOM soldiers as a Sanctum ship arrives and starts mowing down the resistance.)" - Final Fantasy XIII


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