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down

Definitions by Oxford


[daʊn], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- towards or in a lower place or position, especially to or on the ground or another surface
(e.g: she looked down)

- to or at a lower level of intensity, volume, or activity
(e.g: keep the noise down)

- in or into a weaker or worse position, mood, or condition
(e.g: the disclosures brought down some of the biggest names in the business)

- in or into writing
(e.g: Graham noted the numbers down carefully)

- (with reference to partial payment of a sum of money) made initially or on the spot
(e.g: pay £5 down and the rest at the end of the month)

- (of sailing) with the current or the wind.

- (of the ball or a player in possession) not in play, typically through progress being stopped.


Phrases:
- be down on
- be down to
- down in the mouth
- down on one's luck
- down to the ground
- down tools
- down town
- have a down on
- have someone or something down as

Origin:
Old English dūn, dūne, shortened from adūne ‘downward’, from the phrase of dūne ‘off the hill’ (see down)


[daʊn], (Preposition)

Definitions:
- from a higher to a lower point of (something)
(e.g: up and down the stairs)

- throughout (a period of time)
(e.g: astrologers down the ages)


Phrases:
- be down on
- be down to
- down in the mouth
- down on one's luck
- down to the ground
- down tools
- down town
- have a down on
- have someone or something down as

Origin:


[daʊn], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- directed or moving towards a lower place or position
(e.g: the down escalator)

- unhappy or depressed
(e.g: he's been so down lately)

- (of a computer system) temporarily out of action or unavailable
(e.g: sorry, but the computer's down)

- supporting or going along with someone or something
(e.g: you got to be down with me)

- denoting a flavour (variety) of stable quark having relatively low mass and an electric charge of −1/3. In the Standard Model protons and neutrons are composed of up and down quarks.


Phrases:
- be down on
- be down to
- down in the mouth
- down on one's luck
- down to the ground
- down tools
- down town
- have a down on
- have someone or something down as

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[daʊn], (Verb)

Definitions:
- knock or bring to the ground
(e.g: 175 enemy aircraft had been downed)

- consume (something, typically a drink)
(e.g: he downed five pints of cider)


Phrases:
- be down on
- be down to
- down in the mouth
- down on one's luck
- down to the ground
- down tools
- down town
- have a down on
- have someone or something down as

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[daʊn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a period of unwelcome experiences or negative mood
(e.g: there had been more downs than ups during his years at the company)

- a chance for a team to advance the ball, ending when the ball carrier is tackled or the ball becomes out of play. A team must advance at least ten yards in a series of four downs in order to keep possession.


Phrases:
- be down on
- be down to
- down in the mouth
- down on one's luck
- down to the ground
- down tools
- down town
- have a down on
- have someone or something down as

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[daʊn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- soft, fine, fluffy feathers which form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird
(e.g: the baby penguins' woolly down is essential in the Antarctic winter)


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Origin:
Middle English: from Old Norse dúnn


[daʊn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a gently rolling hill
(e.g: the gentle green contours of the downs)

- a stretch of sea off the east coast of Kent, sheltered by the Goodwin Sands.


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English dūn ‘hill’ (related to Dutch duin ‘dune’), probably ultimately of Celtic origin and related to Old Irish dún and obsolete Welsh din ‘fort’, which are from an Indo-European root shared by town


[daʊn], (Noun)

Definitions:
- one of the Six Counties of Northern Ireland, since 1973 an administrative district; chief town, Downpatrick.


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