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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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