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down1

down1

 
 
pronunciation:
daUn
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, transitive verb
phrases:
down and out, down in the mouth
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: from above to a lower position; toward, in, or into a lower position.
He fell down and couldn't get up.
synonyms:
below, beneath, downward, over
antonyms:
aloft, up
similar words:
downhill, downstairs, headlong, low, under
definition 2: to or at a worse, inferior, or lower level or state.
His work quality has gone down.Please turn down the music.
synonyms:
downward, low, under
antonyms:
up
similar words:
downhill, worse
definition 3: to or in a lying or sitting position.
antonyms:
up
similar words:
flat, prone
definition 4: from a past or bygone time.
down through the ages
synonyms:
downward
similar words:
along, forth, onward, through
definition 5: a partial cash payment before taking possession.
I put ten dollars down on the suit.
similar words:
in advance
definition 6: in writing.
Put your ideas down on paper.
definition 7: on paper.
Please write down this address.
definition 8: in a southerly direction.
We flew down from New York to Florida.
synonyms:
south, southward
antonyms:
up
definition 9: toward a place of activity or interest.
We will meet down at the theater.
synonyms:
over
definition 10: earnestly; seriously.
Shall we get down to business?
synonyms:
earnestly, seriously
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: to a lower position or level in or on.
They walked down the stairs.
antonyms:
up
definition 2: along; through.
He hiked down the trail.
synonyms:
along
similar words:
across, by way of, through, up, via
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: going to a lower level.
the down escalator
synonyms:
descendent, descending, downward
antonyms:
up
definition 2: depressed or sorrowful.
He's feeling very down.
synonyms:
blue, dejected, depressed, despondent, heavy-hearted, low, sad, unhappy
antonyms:
cheerful, elated, happy, high, joyful, up
similar words:
disconsolate, doleful, downcast, forlorn, heartsick, melancholy, woeful
definition 3: unable to function; ill, incapacitated.
He's down with the flu.The computers are down.
synonyms:
ill, incapacitated, nonfunctional, sick, unwell
antonyms:
better, operational, up
similar words:
ailing, indisposed, poorly
definition 4: paid in advance, usu. as a first installment.
similar words:
in advance
phrase: down and out
phrase: down in the mouth
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a descent; decline.
synonyms:
decline, descent
antonyms:
up
similar words:
dip, fall, nose dive, plunge, tumble
definition 2: a reverse; lapse.
synonyms:
lapse, reversal, setback
antonyms:
advance
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: downed, downing, downs
definition 1: to knock over; cause to fall.
synonyms:
overthrow, tip over, topple
similar words:
deck, fell, floor, overturn, upset
definition 2: (informal) to conquer; beat.
Our team downed their team six to nothing.
synonyms:
beat, defeat
similar words:
best, clobber, conquer, cream, fell, lick, overcome, subdue, thrash, trounce, vanquish, wallop, whip, whomp, worst
definition 3: to drink quickly; gulp.
He downed a cup of coffee before running to catch the bus.
synonyms:
gulp down, guzzle, swill
similar words:
quaff
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  • downward:
    toward a lower level; down.
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