1: 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" [ant: up]
2: becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market" [syn: down(a)]
3: understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down" [syn: down pat(p), mastered]
4: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream" [syn: down(a), downward(a)]
5: out; "two down in the last of the ninth" [syn: down(p)]
6: lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down" [syn: depressed, down(p)]
7: shut; "the shades were down"
8: cut down; "the tree is down" [syn: cut, cut down]
9: not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
10: low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
11: the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down"
1: soft fine feathers [syn: down feather]
2: (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
3: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896) [syn: John L. H. Down]
4: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
5: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs) [syn: pile]
1: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward" [syn: downwards, downward, downwardly] [ant: up, up, up, up]
2: 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" [ant: up]
3: paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
4: from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
5: to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black" [ant: up]
6: in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
1: drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work" [syn: toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, kill]
2: eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal" [syn: devour, consume, go through]
3: bring down or defeat (an opponent)
4: shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft" [syn: shoot down, land]
5: 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" [syn: knock down, cut down, push down, pull down]
6: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing" [syn: polish, refine, fine-tune]
Adjacent words: dowerless | dowery | dowier | dowiest | dowitcher | Dow-Jones Industrial Average | Dowland | down | Down Easter | down feather | down in the mouth | down pat | down payment | down quark | Down syndrome | down the stairs