English dictionary definition of:

down


Noun

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

Verb

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

Adjective

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

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
  • in an inactive or inoperative state
  • to a lower intensity
  • from an earlier time

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 14:36:17 on 18-11-19

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