- 1. down, down feather, feather, plume, plumage
- usage: soft fine feathers
- 2. down, turn, play
- usage: (American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have four downs to gain ten yards"
- 3. Down, John L. H. Down
- usage: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
- 4. down, highland, upland
- usage: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
- 5. down, pile, hair
- usage: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
- 1. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill, drink, imbibe
- usage: drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"
- 2. devour, down, consume, go through, eat
- usage: eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
- 3. down, get the better of, overcome, defeat
- usage: bring down or defeat (an opponent)
- 4. down, shoot down, land
- usage: shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
- 5. down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down, strike
- usage: 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"
- 6. polish, refine, fine-tune, down, better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
- usage: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
- 1. down (vs. up), behind(predicate), downbound, downcast, downfield, downward(postnominal), fallen, set(predicate), thrown, weak, descending, low
- usage: 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"
- 2. down(prenominal), downward(prenominal), descending(prenominal) (vs. ascending)
- usage: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"
- 3. down(prenominal), falling (vs. rising)
- usage: becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market"
- 4. down(predicate), out(predicate) (vs. safe)
- usage: being put out by a strikeout; "two down in the bottom of the ninth"
- 5. down, down pat(predicate), mastered, perfect (vs. imperfect)
- usage: understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down"
- 6. depressed, down(predicate), low (vs. high)
- usage: lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"
- 7. down, lowered (vs. raised)
- usage: shut; "the shades were down"
- 8. down, inoperative (vs. operative)
- usage: not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down"
- 9. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited, dejected (vs. elated)
- usage: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "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"
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- 1. down, downwards, downward, downwardly
- usage: 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. down
- usage: 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"
- 3. down
- usage: paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
- 4. down
- usage: from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son"
- 5. down
- usage: to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
- 6. down
- usage: in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"
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