Results for down

Definitions of down:

part of speech: adverb

From a higher to a lower degree or position; at the lowest point; on the ground; below the horizon; opposite to up; from earlier to later times; in hand, or on the counter; as, to pay down for goods; on paper, or in a book.

part of speech: preposition

Along a descent of; from a higher to a lower place on; along the course or current of.

part of speech: noun

A bank of sand thrown up by the sea:- pl. a tract of hilly land, used for pasturing sheep.

part of speech: adjective

Dejected; downcast.

part of speech: preposition

Along a descent: from a higher to a lower position or state.

part of speech: noun

Soft feathers, hair, or wool; the soft fibers of plants; banks or small, rounded hills of sand.

part of speech: noun

The fine soft feathers of fowls; any fine hairy substance light enough to float in the air.

part of speech: adverb

From a higher to a lower position: on the ground: from earlier to later times.

part of speech: adverb / preposition

From a higher to a lower place; on the ground; extended or prostrate on any surface; toward the mouth of a river; below the horizon, as the sun; into a due consistence, as, to boil down. Note.- Persons in London say down to Scotland, & c., and those in the provinces, up to London.

part of speech: noun

The soft hair under the feathers of fowls: the hairy covering of the seeds of certain plants: anything which soothes or invites to repose.

Usage examples for down:

  • Make her come down Balivan. "San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams", Charles Paul de Kock
  • Sit down and be at home." "Riders of the Silences", Max Brand
  • I- I s'pose you ain't been down "Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher", Eleanor Gates
  • I had no idea you were down here! "Embarrassments", Henry James
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