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prep. over, along to, through, toward, in a downward direction
v. cause to come down, knock down, shoot down; defeat; overthrow; descend; drink, swallow (Slang)
n. hill; hilly upland country; soft insulating feathers; fine soft hairs; descent; reverse; four plays in a row that advance a team at least ten yards down the field toward a touchdown (American football)
adv. downward, to a lower level, in a downward direction
adj. depressed; mean, base; low; not working, out-of-order (Computers)
n. family name; John Langdon Down (1828-1896), English physician after whom Down's syndrome is named
n. (plural noun) chalk uplands with no trees along the south and southeast coast of England
n. (plural noun) downland, low hills covered in grass

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1. English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
(synonym) John L. H. Down
(hypernym) doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico


1. soft fine feathers
(synonym) down feather
(hypernym) feather, plume, plumage
(hyponym) duck down
2. (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
(hypernym) turn, play
(classification) American football, American football game
3. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
(hypernym) highland, upland
(classification) plural, plural form
4. fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
(synonym) pile
(hypernym) hair
(hyponym) lanugo

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"
(synonym) toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, kill
(hypernym) drink, imbibe
2. eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
(synonym) devour, consume, go through
(hypernym) eat
3. bring down or defeat (an opponent)
(hypernym) get the better of, overcome, defeat
(classification) sport, athletics
4. shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
(synonym) 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"
(synonym) knock down, cut down, push down, pull down
(hypernym) strike
(hyponym) submarine
(derivation) sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downer
6. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
(synonym) polish, refine, fine-tune
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(hyponym) overrefine, over-refine

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"
(antonym) up
(similar) behind(p), trailing
(see-also) descending(a)
2. becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market"
(synonym) down(a)
(similar) falling
3. understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"
(synonym) down pat(p), mastered
(similar) perfect
4. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
(synonym) down(a), downward(a)
(similar) descending(a)
5. out; "two down in the last of the ninth"
(synonym) down(p)
(similar) out(p), retired
6. lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
(synonym) depressed, down(p)
(similar) low
7. shut; "the shades were down"
(similar) lowered
8. cut down; "the tree is down"
(synonym) cut, cut down
(similar) felled, downed
9. not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
(similar) inoperative
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"
(synonym) blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited
(similar) dejected
11. the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down"
(similar) fractional

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"
(synonym) downwards, downward, downwardly
(antonym) up, upwards, upward, upwardly
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"
(antonym) 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"
(antonym) up
6. in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"

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n. Down, Johan Langdon Down (1828-96), English physician after whom Down's syndrome is named
adv. depressed, sad, gloomy; economically depressed; flattened, pressed down

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n. Down, family name; Johan Langdon Down (1828-96), English physician after whom Down's syndrome is named