English dictionary definition of:

down


Noun

  • soft fine feathers
  • (American football) a complete play to advance the football
  • English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
  • (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
  • fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

Verb

  • drink down entirely
  • eat immoderately
  • bring down or defeat (an opponent)
  • shoot at and force to come down
  • cause to come or go down
  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

Adjective

  • being or moving lower in position or less in some value
  • extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
  • becoming progressively lower
  • being put out by a strikeout
  • understood perfectly
  • lower than previously
  • shut
  • not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
  • filled with melancholy and despondency

Adverb

  • spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
  • away from a more central or a more northerly place
  • paid in cash at time of purchase
  • from an earlier time
  • to a lower intensity
  • in an inactive or inoperative state

Thesaurus

blue   consume   depressed   devour   dispirited   downcast   downhearted   downward   downwardly   downwards   fine-tune   gloomy   grim   kill   land   low   low-spirited   mastered   pile   polish   pop   refine  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ow words and learn about the word down in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow.

Scrabble score for down


Scrabble score = 8

generated at 12:08:19 on 23-03-20

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