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Definition of Down

  • Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
  • The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.
  • The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.
  • The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
  • That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
  • To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
  • A state of depression; low state; abasement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a descent; below the horizon; on the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
  • From a remoter or higher antiquity.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
  • To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
  • To go down; to descend.
  • Downcast; as, a down look.
  • Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.
  • (American football) a complete play to advance the football
  • soft fine feathers
  • fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
  • (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
  • English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
  • bring down or defeat (an opponent)
  • eat up completely, as with great appetite
  • drink down entirely
  • cause to come or go down
  • shoot at and force to come down
  • spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
  • away from a more central or a more northerly place
  • paid in cash at time of purchase
  • in an inactive or inoperative state
  • to a lower intensity
  • from an earlier time
  • being or moving lower in position or less in some value

How to use down in a sentence. Down pronunciation.

So I came down the little path swiftly, and then round the great rock, and up towards the door.
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At last, a figure came from the door and went quickly down the hillside.
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A poor sparrow on a tree-top, if you tell him he must not have it, he will hunt it down the world till it is his, as though it was a bird of paradise.
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Well, it was so strange, and it fixed itself upon my mind so deeply, and thy writings at the hut have been so much in my hands and in my mind, that I have put it all down here.
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I see him at his window looking out towards the Cloistered House; and if our neighbour comes forth, perhaps upon his hunter, or now in his cart, or again with his dogs, he draws his hat down upon his eyes and whispers to himself.
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Now what more to be set down?
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But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
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As he made his way down the hillside again he fell to thinking upon all Faith had written.
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From the ramparts of the citadel he watched the sun go down, bathing the pyramids in a purple and golden light, throwing a glamour over all the western plain, and making heavenly the far hills with a plaintive colour, which spoke of peace and rest, but not of hope.
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But you, Mr. Claridge, you clinch with the strong man at the top, and, down below, you've got as your partners the poor man, whose name is Legion.
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Achmet is cruel as a tiger to any one that stands in his way; Nahoum, the whale, only opens out to swallow now and then; but when Nahoum does open out, down goes Jonah, and never comes up again.
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As David wound his way down the hills, Lacey waved a hand after him.
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He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
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He suddenly remembered the face he had seen looking down at the Prince's table from the panel of mooshrabieh.
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Finding a division in the tapestry, he ran his fingers quickly and heavily down the crack between.
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The violence of the impact brought down at his feet two weapons from the wall above him.
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A swift glance to the floor, then he ran forward, stooped down, and laid a hand on his brother's breast.
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He realised the situation as plainly as if it had been written down for him-he knew his brother well.
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The laying down of his life had never been presented to him; and yet, now that his conscience was his only judge, and it condemned him, he would gladly have given his life to pay the price of blood.
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The grey, dank mists came down on him, his footsteps sank deeper and deeper, and ever the cries, as of damned spirits, grew in his ears.
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Examples of Down

Example #1
But, as I did so, my heart stood still, for I heard voices.
Example #2
Yet I felt that I must needs go and lay my hand in love upon the door of the empty hut which had been ever as thee left it.
Example #3
Who, think thee, was it?
Example #4
I could not hear what was said.
Example #5
And when he's seen it fall at last, he'll remember but the fun of the chase; and the bird may get to its tree-top again-if it can-if it can-if it can, my lord!
Example #6
Ay, and he would have it, because it pleased him to have it-like his father before him.