1. Being or moving lower in position or less in some value (synset 302501639)
    "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
  2. Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place (synset 302495926)
    "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
  3. Becoming progressively lower (synset 302497092)
    "the down trend in the real estate market"
  4. Being put out by a strikeout (synset 302069082)
    "two down in the bottom of the ninth"
  5. Understood perfectly (synset 301755101)
    "had his algebra problems down"
  6. Lower than previously (synset 301215539)
    "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
  7. Shut (synset 301211164)
    "the shades were down"
  8. Not functioning (temporarily or permanently) (synset 300837276)
    "we can't work because the computer is down"
  9. Filled with melancholy and despondency (synset 300707060)
    "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "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"
  1. Soft fine feathers (synset 101899202)
  2. (American football) a complete play to advance the football (synset 100459310)
    "you have four downs to gain ten yards"
  3. English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896) (synset 110962136)
  4. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil (synset 109292247)
  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) (synset 105263175)
  1. Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position (synset 400095870)
    "don't fall down"; "rode the lift up and skied down"; "prices plunged downward"
  2. Away from a more central or a more northerly place (synset 400096162)
    "was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida"
  3. Paid in cash at time of purchase (synset 400096391)
    "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
  4. From an earlier time (synset 400096782)
    "the story was passed down from father to son"
  5. To a lower intensity (synset 400096639)
    "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
  6. In an inactive or inoperative state (synset 400096496)
    "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
  1. Drink down entirely (synset 201204994)
    "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
  2. Eat up completely, as with great appetite (synset 201199565)
    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"; "The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them"
  3. Bring down or defeat (an opponent) (synset 201105747)
  4. Shoot at and force to come down (synset 201985293)
    "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  5. Cause to come or go down (synset 201242426)
    "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
  6. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (synset 200474948)
    "refine one's style of writing"

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