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down (adverb)
1.
a) (1) toward or in a lower physical position
(2) to a lying or sitting position
(3) toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
b) as a down payment - paid $10 down
c) on paper - put down what he says
2.
in a direction that is the opposite of up as
a) - southward
b) to or toward a point away from the speaker or the speaker's point of reference
c) in or into the stomach - can't keep food down
3.
to a lesser degree, level, or rate - cool down tensions
4.
to or toward a lower position in a series
5.
a) to or in a lower or worse condition or status
b) - used to indicate thoroughness or completion dusted down the house described him down to his haircut
6.
from a past time - stories passed down by word of mouth
7.
to or in a state of less activity or prominence
8.
to a concentrated state - got the report down to three pages
9.
into defeat - voted the motion down
down (preposition)
down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on - fell down the stairs down the years
down (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to cause to go or come down as
a) - bring down downed the enemy helicopter
b) - consume downing slices of pizza
2.
to cause (a football) to be out of play
3.
intransitive verb
- defeat down a proposal to go down
down (adjective)
1.
a) (1) occupying a low position , specifically lying on the ground - down timber
(2) directed or going - downward attendance is down
b) lower in price
c) not being in play in football because of wholly stopped progress or because the officials stop the play - the ball was down
d) defeated or trailing an opponent (as in points scored) - down by two runs
e) baseball - out two down in the top of the third inning
2.
a) reduced or low in activity, frequency, or intensity - a down economy
b) not operating or able to function - the computer is down
c) - depressed dejected feeling a bit down , also - depressing a down movie
d) - sick down with flu
3.
- done finished eight down and two to go
4.
completely mastered - had her lines down often used with pat got the answers down pat
5.
a) slang - cool
b) slang understanding or supportive of something or someone - usually used with with trying to prove that they were down with hip-hop culture J. E. White
6.
being on record - you're down for two tickets
down (noun)
1.
- descent depression
2.
an instance of putting down
3.
a) a complete play to advance the ball in football
b) one of a series of four attempts in American football or three attempts in Canadian football to advance the ball 10 yards
4.
chiefly British - dislike grudge
5.
- downer
6.
a fundamental quark that has an electric charge of - and that is one of the constituents of a nucleon - 1/3
down (noun)
1.
an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil - usually used in plural
2.
often capitalized a sheep of any breed originating in the of southern England - downs
down (noun)
1.
a covering of soft fluffy feathers , also these feathers
2.
something soft and fluffy like down
Down (noun)
- down syndrome usually used attributively a Down baby
Down (geographical name)
1.
district Northern Ireland, established 1974 250 (650 ), 57,511 - SE area square miles square kilometers pop
2.
traditional county Northern Ireland - SE
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
down (noun)
a soft airy substance or covering
SYNONIMS:
down, floss, fluff, fur, lint, nap, pile
RELATED WORDS:
batting
down (noun)
1.
something (as a situation or event) that is depressing
SYNONIMS:
bummer, down
RELATED WORDS:
bore, drag; accident, fatality, mishap, woe; calamity, catastrophe, debacle ( débâcle), misfortune, tragedy
NEAR ANTONYMS:
pick-me-up, trip
upper
down (noun)
chiefly British
a lingering ill will towards a person for a real or imagined wrong
SYNONIMS:
down, grievance, resentment, score
RELATED WORDS:
condemnation; offense ( offence), umbrage; complaint; dudgeon, huff, peeve, pique; despite, hatefulness, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, meanness, nastiness, spite, spitefulness, spleen, venom, viciousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bitterness, enmity, hostility, rancor
down (noun)
chiefly British
a strong feeling of not liking or approving
SYNONIMS:
allergy, averseness, aversion, disfavor, disinclination, disliking, disrelish, down, mislike
RELATED WORDS:
disgust, distaste, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion; abhorrence, abomination, antipathy, detestation, execration, hate, hatred; deprecation, disapproval, displeasure, dissatisfaction; jaundice
NEAR ANTONYMS:
affection, attachment, devotedness, devotion, love, passion; bent, leaning, penchant, predilection, propensity, tendency
appetite, favor, fondness, like, liking, partiality, preference, relish, shine, taste, use
down (noun)
4.
the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude
SYNONIMS:
dip, dive, down, drop, fall, nosedive, plunge
RELATED WORDS:
comedown, decline, downfall, downgrade; plummeting, sinking
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advance, headway, progress, progression; betterment, improvement
ascent, climb, rise, rising, soaring, upswing, upturn
down (noun)
5.
a loss of status
SYNONIMS:
decline, dégringolade, demise, descent, down, downfall, fall, flameout, Götterdämmerung
RELATED WORDS:
breakdown, burnout, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoing; defeat, disappointment, reversal, setback; bottom, nadir; abasement, disgrace, humiliation
NEAR ANTONYMS:
advance, headway, progress; flower, heyday, prime
aggrandizement, ascent, exaltation, rise, up
down (noun)
Array
a broad area of level or rolling treeless country
SYNONIMS:
campo, champaign, down(s), grassland, heath, lea ( ley), llano, moor, pampa, prairie, savanna ( savannah), steppe, tundra, veld ( veldt)
RELATED WORDS:
field, meadow; floodplain; bottom, bottomland, flat, lowland; plateau, table, tableland, upland
down (adjective)
1.
brought or having come to an end
SYNONIMS:
completed, concluded, done, down, ended, finished, over, over with, terminated, through, up
RELATED WORDS:
accomplished, achieved, attained, compassed, realized; dead, defunct, extinct, kaput ( kaputt), obsolete; expired
continuing, incomplete, ongoing, uncompleted, undone, unfinished
down (adjective)
2.
directed down
SYNONIMS:
bowed, down, downward, lowered
NEAR ANTONYMS:
elevated, lifted, raised, uplifted, upward
down (adjective)
3.
feeling unhappiness
SYNONIMS:
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
RELATED WORDS:
aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac ( elegiacal), funereal, gray ( grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber ( sombre), sullen
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic ( rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcerned
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
down (adjective)
4.
temporarily suffering from a disorder of the body
SYNONIMS:
ailing, bad, down, ill, indisposed, peaked, peaky, poorly, punk, run-down, sickened, unhealthy, unsound, unwell
RELATED WORDS:
symptomatic; cruddy, lousy, seedy, sickish; nauseated, nauseous, qualmish, queasy ( queazy), squeamish; airsick, carsick, seasick; dizzy, light-headed, shaky, woozy; achy, feverish; diseased, disordered; decrepit, feeble, fragile, frail, infirm, invalid, sickly, weak, weakly; afflicted, troubled; challenged, debilitated, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; hypochondriac, hypochondriacal
NEAR ANTONYMS:
able-bodied, conditioned, fit, well-conditioned; cured; better, convalescing, improved, mending, recovering, recuperating, rehabilitated; hardy, hearty, lusty, robust, rugged, stalwart, strong, tough; blooming, bouncing, chipper, flourishing, flush, thriving
hale, healthful, healthy, sound, well, whole, wholesome
down (adjective)
5.
not being in working order
SYNONIMS:
down, inoperative, kaput ( kaputt), malfunctioning, nonfunctional, nonfunctioning, nonoperating
RELATED WORDS:
broken; off; deactivated, deadlocked, ineffective, ineffectual, nonproductive, unproductive, unusable, unworkable, useless
NEAR ANTONYMS:
effective, effectual, employable, performing, producing, productive, serving, usable ( useable), useful, viable, workable
functional, functioning, operable, operant, operating, operational, operative, running, working
down (adjective)
slang
of the very best kind
SYNONIMS:
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny ( bonnie), boss, brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool, corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope, down, dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters ( gangbuster), gilt-edged ( gilt-edge), gone, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype, immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight, par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat, prime, primo, prize, prizewinning, quality, radical, righteous, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping, top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard, wonderful
RELATED WORDS:
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK ( okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
down (adverb)
1.
toward or in a lower position
SYNONIMS:
below, downward ( downwards), over
RELATED WORDS:
facedown; low; downgrade, downhill, downstairs
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aloft
up, upward ( upwards), upwardly
down (adverb)
2.
from this or that place
SYNONIMS:
down, fro, hence, off, out
RELATED WORDS:
apart, aside, elsewhere; abroad, afar, afield, astray
down (verb)
1.
to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
SYNONIMS:
bowl (down over), down, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrate
RELATED WORDS:
kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale
down (verb)
2.
to take into the stomach through the mouth and throat
SYNONIMS:
down, get down, ingest
RELATED WORDS:
drink, guzzle, imbibe, knock back, sip; bolt, devour, gobble (up down), gulp, ingurgitate; consume, eat, mouth (down), put away, sup; gorge, scarf, scoff, wolf; chew, gnaw (at on), lap, lick, munch, nibble (on), peck (at), ruminate; dispatch, finish, polish off
down (verb)
3.
to reject by or as if by a vote
SYNONIMS:
blackball, down, kill, nix, shoot down, veto
RELATED WORDS:
decline, disallow, disapprove, dismiss, refuse; blacklist
NEAR ANTONYMS:
admit, allow, approve, assent (to), pass, sanction; elect, support
confirm, ratify
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