- Soft, fluffy immature feathers which grow on young birds. Used as insulating material in duvets, sleeping bags and jackets.
- (context, usually plural) Field, especially for racing.
- (context, usually plural) hill, Hill, rolling grassland (such as "Churchill Downs", "Upson Downs" from Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis).
- (context, fb) A single play, from the time the ball is snapped (the start) to the time the whistle is blown (the end) when the ball is down, or is downed.
- I bet after the third , the kicker will replace the quarterback on the field.
- To drink or swallow, especially without stopping before the vessel containing the liquid is empty.
- To pot a ball.
- To drop.
- depressed, Depressed, feeling low.
- So, things got you down? / Is Rodney Dangerfield giving you no respect? / Well, bunky, cheer up!
- On a lower level than before.
- The stock market is down.
- Prices are down.
- (colloquial) With "on", negative about, hostile to
- Ever since Nixon, I've been down on Republicans.
- (US, slang) With "with", relaxed about, accepting of
- I'm down with him hanging with us.
- From a higher position to a lower one; downwards.
- The cat jumped from the table.
- Their prices are going .
- south, South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).
- I went to Miami for a conference.
- (Hiberno English) Away from the city (even if the location is to the North).
- He went to Cavan. Down on the farm. Down country.
- Into a state of non-operation.
- The computer has been shut .
- They closed the shop .''
- (rail transport) Traditional term for the direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero.
- Cognate with dune, town, Middle Dutch dune "sandy hill," Old English dun "hill," Old Irish dun "hill, fort." Note the second syllable of London, Verdun, etc. From (proto, Germanic, dana, prefix used before verbs (eg: dana-zeran, "to tear down")).
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