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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.
down in the mouth depressed; sad.
downlink a channel for receiving transmissions from a spacecraft, or a transmission made on such a channel.
download to transfer (data, files, or programs) from a network or remote computer to one's own computer. [2 definitions]
down payment money to pay for part of the price of something that is very expensive.
downplay to dismiss the significance of; minimize.