HyperDic: down

English > 26 senses of the word down / Down:
ADVERBalldown, downwards, downward, downwardlyspatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
alldownaway from a more central or a more northerly place
alldownpaid in cash / cash at time of purchase
alldownfrom an earlier time
alldownto a lower intensity
alldownin an inactive or inoperative state
NOUNanimaldown, down feathersoft fine feathers
actdown(American football) a complete play to advance the football
person Down, John L. H. DownEnglish physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
objectdown(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
bodydown, pilefine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
ADJECTIVEalldownbeing or moving lower in position or less in some value
alldown, downwardextending or moving from a higher to a lower place
alldownbecoming progressively lower
alldownbeing put out by a strikeout
alldown, down pat, masteredunderstood perfectly
alldown, depressedlower than previously
alldownshut
alldownnot functioning (temporarily or permanently)
alldown, gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedfilled with melancholy and despondency
VERBconsumptiondown, toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, killdrink down entirely
consumptiondown, devour, demolish, consume, go througheat immoderately
competitiondownbring down or defeat (an opponent)
motiondown, shoot down, landshoot at and force to come down
contactdown, knock down, cut down, push down, pull downcause to come or go down
changedown, polish, refine, fine-tuneimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing
down / Down > pronunciation
Soundsdaw'n
RhymesAllentown ... Youngstown: 56 rhymes with awn...
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or moving lower in position or less in some value.
Examples
  • "lay face down"
  • "the moon is down"
  • "our team is down by a run"
  • "down by a pawn"
  • "the stock market is down today"
NarrowerbehindHaving the lower score or lagging position in a contest
downboundheading in any direction that is conventionally down
downcastdirected downward
downfieldToward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
downwardOn or toward a surface regarded as a base
fallenHaving dropped by the force of gravity
setBelow the horizon
thrownCaused to fall to the ground
weaktending downward in price
See alsodescendingcoming down or downward
lowLiteral meanings
OppositeupBeing or moving higher in position or greater in some value
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 2
MeaningExtending or moving from a higher to a lower place.
Examples
  • "the down staircase"
  • "the downward course of the stream"
Synonymdownward
Broaderdescendingcoming down or downward
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 3
MeaningBecoming progressively lower.
Example"the down trend in the real estate market"
BroaderfallingBecoming lower or less in degree or value
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 4
MeaningPut out by a strikeout.
Example"two down in the bottom of the ninth"
Broaderoutnot allowed to continue to bat / bat or run
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 5
Meaningunderstood perfectly.
Example"had his algebra problems down"
Synonymsdown pat, mastered
Broaderperfectcomplete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 6
MeaningLower than previously.
Example "prices are down"
Synonymdepressed
Broaderlowless than normal in degree or intensity or amount
Spanishhundido
Catalanensorrat
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 7
Meaningshut.
Example"the shades were down"
BroaderloweredBelow the surround or below the normal position
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 8
Meaningnot functioning (temporarily or permanently).
Example"we can't work because the computer is down"
Broaderinoperativenot working or taking effect
English > down: 26 senses > adjective 9
MeaningFilled with melancholy and despondency.
Examples
  • "downcast after his defeat"
  • "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
Synonymsgloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
Broaderdejectedaffected or marked by low spirits
Spanishbajo, decaído, deprimida, deprimido, desalentado, desanimado
Catalanabatut, aclaparat, alacaigut, capbaix, capmoix, deprimit, desanimat, descoratjat, pansit
English > down: 26 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningSoft fine feathers.
Synonymdown feather
Narrowerduck downdown of the duck
goose downdown of the goose
plumuledown feather of young birds
swan's downdown of the swan
Broaderfeather, plume, plumageThe light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
Spanishflojel, plumón
Catalanborrissol, fluixell, plomissol
Adjectivesdownylike down / down or as soft as down / down
English > down: 26 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(American football) a complete play to advance the football.
Example"you have four downs to gain ten yards"
CategoryAmerican football, American football gameA game / game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long
Broaderturn, play(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession / succession
English > Down: 26 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningEnglish physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896).
SynonymJohn L. H. Down
Instance ofdoctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medicoA licensed medical practitioner
English > down: 26 senses > noun 4, object
Meaning(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil.
Broaderhighland, uplandElevated (e.g., mountainous) land
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
English > down: 26 senses > noun 5, body
Meaningfine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs).
Synonympile
NarrowerlanugoThe fine downy hair covering a human fetus
BroaderhairA covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
Adjectivesdownycovered with fine soft hairs or down
English > down: 26 senses > adverb 1
Meaningspatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.
Examples
  • "don't fall down"
  • "rode the lift up and skied down"
  • "prices plunged downward"
Synonymsdownwards, downward, downwardly
Oppositeup, upwards, upward, upwardlyspatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
Spanishabajo, hacia abajo
Catalana baix, cap avall
English > down: 26 senses > adverb 2
MeaningAway from a more central or a more northerly place.
Examples
  • "was sent down to work at the regional office"
  • "worked down on the farm"
  • "came down for the wedding"
  • "flew down to Florida"
OppositeupTo a more central or a more northerly place
English > down: 26 senses > adverb 3
Meaningpaid in cash / cash at time of purchase.
Example"put ten dollars down on the necklace"
English > down: 26 senses > adverb 4
MeaningFrom an earlier time.
Example"the story was passed down from father to son"
Spanishabajo
English > down: 26 senses > adverb 5
MeaningTo a lower intensity.
Example"he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
OppositeupTo a higher intensity
Spanishabajo
English > down: 26 senses > adverb 6
MeaningIn an inactive or inoperative state.
Examples
  • "the factory went down during the strike"
  • "the computer went down again"
English > down: 26 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningdrink down entirely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He downed three martinis before dinner"
Synonymstoss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, kill
Broaderdrink, imbibetake in liquids / liquids
Spanishacabarse, beberse, meterse, servirse, terminarse
English > down: 26 senses > verb 2, consumption
MeaningEat immoderately.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThey down more bread
Example"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
Synonymsdevour, demolish, consume, go through
Broadereat up, finish, polish offFinish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
Spanishconsumir, devorar, ingerir
Catalanconsumir, devorar, ingerir
English > down: 26 senses > verb 3, competition
Meaningbring down or defeat (an opponent) .
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to down his opponent
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broaderget the better of, overcome, defeatwin a victory over
Spanishabatir, derribar
English > down: 26 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningShoot at and force to come down.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsshoot down, land
Spanishderribar
English > down: 26 senses > verb 5, contact
MeaningCause to come or go down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe fighter managed to down his opponent
Examples
  • "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"
  • "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
Synonymsknock down, cut down, push down, pull down
Narrowersubmarinebring down with a blow to the legs
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishderribar, tumbar
Nounsdownera drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
English > down: 26 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningimprove or perfect by pruning or polishing.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymspolish, refine, fine-tune
Narrowereducate, school, train, cultivate, civilize, civiliseTeach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment
overrefine, over-refinerefine too much or with excess of subtlety
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishafinar, perfeccionar, pulimentar, pulir, refinar
Catalanafinar, polir, refinar

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