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dowdy1 not at all stylish; shabby or dull. [3 definitions]
dowdy2 see pandowdy.
dowel a peg or pin that is placed into corresponding holes in two pieces of wood in order to fasten them together. [3 definitions]
dower the part of a deceased man's property that the law allots to his widow. [3 definitions]
Dow Jones industrial average trademark for the index of prices of thirty industrial stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and averaged daily.
down1 from above to a lower position; toward, in, or into a lower position. [21 definitions]
down2 the fine, soft, fuzzy feathers that cover a young bird or that are found on the underside of adult birds.
down and out without money, friends, or hope.
down-and-out without money, friends, or hope.
down at the heels in a state of shabbiness.
downbeat the first beat of a measure in a piece of music. [3 definitions]
downcast directed or cast downwards, as the eyes. [2 definitions]
downdraft an air current that flows downward.
Down East (sometimes l.c.) New England, esp. the state of Maine.
downer (informal) a drug that depresses or sedates, such as a barbiturate or tranquilizer. [2 definitions]
downfall a drastic decline in status, wealth, or the like; ruin. [3 definitions]
downgrade a slope downward, as in a road. [5 definitions]
downhearted sad or depressed; dejected.
downhill down a hill. [5 definitions]
down-home of, resembling, or characteristic of the qualities associated with rural folk or family, such as hospitality, simplicity, and warmth.
Downing Street the elected government of Great Britain, so termed because 10 Downing Street is the residence of the prime minister.