Adverb: down dawn
Adjective: down dawn
- Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
"don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down";
- downwards, downward, downwardly
- Away from a more central or a more northerly place
"was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida"
- Paid in cash at time of purchase
"put ten dollars down on the necklace"
- From an earlier time
"the story was passed down from father to son"
- To a lower intensity
"he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
- In an inactive or inoperative state
"the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
Verb: down dawn
- Being or moving lower in position or less in some value
"lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
- Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
"the down staircase";
- Becoming progressively lower
"the down trend in the real estate market"
- Being put out by a strikeout
"two down in the bottom of the ninth"
- Understood perfectly
"had his algebra problems down";
- down pat, mastered
- Lower than previously
"prices are down";
"the shades were down"
- Not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
"we can't work because the computer is down"
- Filled with melancholy and despondency
- gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
Noun: down dawn
- Drink down entirely
"He downed three martinis before dinner"; "They belted down a few beers after work"; "They poured down a few beers after work"; "They drank down a few beers after work"; "They bolted down a few beers after work";
- toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, kill
- Eat immoderately
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal";
- devour, consume, go through
- (sport) bring down or defeat (an opponent)
- Shoot at and force to come down
"the enemy downed several of our aircraft";
- shoot down, land
- Cause to come or go down
"The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"; "The policeman cut down the heavily armed suspect";
- knock down, cut down, push down, pull down
- Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- polish, refine, fine-tune
Noun: Down dawn
- Soft fine feathers
- down feather
- (American football) a complete play to advance the football
"you have four downs to gain ten yards"
- (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
- Fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
- English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
- John L. H. Down
Derived forms: downs, Downs, downed, downing
See also: behind, dejected, descending, downbound, downcast, downfield, downward, fallen, falling, inoperative, low, lowered, out, perfect, set, thrown, weak
Type of: ameliorate, amend, better, defeat, doc, doctor, Dr., drink, eat, feather, get the better of, hair, highland, imbibe, improve, MD, medico, meliorate, mend, overcome, physician, play, plume, strike, turn, upland
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