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Definition

[n] a complete play to advance the football; "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
[n] soft fine feathers
[n] (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
[n] English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
[adv] 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"
[adv] 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"
[adv] paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
[adv] in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
[adv] to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
[adv] from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
[adj] the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase; "the down payment"; "a payment of $200 down"
[adj] not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
[adj] cut down; "the tree is down"
[adj] shut; "the shades were down"
[adj] understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"
[adj] 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"
[v] improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
[v] bring down or defeat, in sports
[v] eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
[v] drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
[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"
[v] shoot at and force to come down; of aircraft

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Antonyms

up, up, upward, upwardly, upwards