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1. down

adverb. ['ˈdaʊn'] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

Synonyms

  • downward
  • downwardly

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • up

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

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Rhymes with Down

  • abbottstown
  • abbotstown
  • mcquown
  • uptown
  • renown
  • mcgown
  • mccown
  • mccoun
  • frown
  • drown
  • crowne
  • crown
  • clown
  • browne
  • brown
  • towne
  • town
  • shoun
  • noun
  • lown
  • gown
  • around

How do you pronounce down?

Pronounce down as daʊn.

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Sentences with down


1. Particle
Be sure to cut up larger branches or they will take way too long to break down.

2. Adverb
Pull the panel down and away from the washer to remove it.

Quotes about down


1. Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.
- Alanis Morissette

2. Down on the lake rosy reflections of celestial vapor appeared, and I said, "God, I love you"and looked to the sky and really meant it. "I have fallen in love with you, God. Take care of us all, one way or the other."To the children and the innocent it's all the same.
- Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

3. Down with tyranny!' Bramble cried. 'Aristocracy! Autocracy! Monocracy! Other ocracy things! You are outnumbered, sir! Surrender!
- Heather Dixon, Entwined

2. shoot-down

noun. murder by shooting someone down in cold blood.

Synonyms

  • slaying
  • execution

3. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

Synonyms

  • set
  • downbound
  • thrown
  • descending
  • behind
  • downfield
  • downward
  • weak
  • low
  • fallen

Antonyms

  • high
  • up
  • night school
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

4. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] drink down entirely.

Synonyms

  • toss off
  • belt down
  • drink down
  • bolt down
  • kill
  • imbibe
  • pour down
  • drink

Antonyms

  • imperceptible
  • smart
  • infallible
  • irregular

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

5. down

noun. ['ˈdaʊn'] soft fine feathers.

Synonyms

  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • swan's down
  • plumule
  • goose down
  • down feather

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

6. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] bring down or defeat (an opponent).

Synonyms

  • get the better of
  • defeat

Antonyms

  • untangled
  • powerful
  • tough

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

7. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] becoming progressively lower.

Antonyms

  • day school

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

8. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] eat immoderately.

Synonyms

  • eat
  • devour
  • consume

Antonyms

  • rugged
  • robust
  • undiluted
  • nonhuman

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

9. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] understood perfectly.

Synonyms

  • mastered
  • perfect

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • inadvisable
  • badness

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

10. down

noun. ['ˈdaʊn'] (American football) a complete play to advance the football.

Synonyms

  • play

Antonyms

  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)
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