Meaning of DOWN in English


adj downcast; as, a down look.

2. down ·adv from a remoter or higher antiquity.

3. down ·vt to cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.

4. down ·prep a state of depression; low state; abasement.

5. down ·vi to go down; to descend.

6. down ·adj downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.

7. down ·noun the soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.

8. down ·adj downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.

9. down ·noun the pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.

10. down ·noun fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool.

11. down ·noun that which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down.

12. 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.

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

14. 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.

15. 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.

xvi. down ·noun the soft under feathers of birds. they have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.

xvii. 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.

xviii. 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.

xix. 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.

xx. 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.

xxi. 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.

xxii. 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.

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