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Dictionary definition for: Down

1. (r) 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"

2. (n) soft fine feathers

3. (a) 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"

4. (v) drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner" "She killed a bottle of brandy that night" "They popped a few beer after work"

5. (v) eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

6. (n) (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"

7. (r) 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"

8. (v) bring down or defeat (an opponent)

9. (n) English physician who first described Down''s syndrome (1828-1896)

10. (r) paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"

11. (s) understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"

12. (r) from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"

13. (v) shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

14. (n) (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

15. (v) 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"

16. (r) to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"

17. (n) fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

18. (v) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one''s style of writing"

19. (r) in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike" "the computer went down again"

20. (s) shut; "the shades were down"

21. (s) cut down; "the tree is down"

22. (s) not functioning (temporarily or permanently) "we can''t work because the computer is down"

23. (s) the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment" "a payment of $200 down"

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