Downs Meaning and Definition

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Downs meaning

Word: Downs



1. Towards or in a lower place or position, especially to or on the ground or another surface.

Example sentences: "She looked down"

2. To or at a lower level of intensity, volume, or activity.

Example sentences: "Keep the noise down"

3. In or into a weaker or worse position, mood, or condition.

Example sentences: "The scandal brought down the government"

4. In or into writing.

Example sentences: "Graham noted the numbers down carefully"

5. (with reference to partial payment of a sum of money) made initially or on the spot.

Example sentences: "Pay £5 down and the rest at the end of the month"

6. (of sailing) with the current or the wind.

7. (of the ball or a player in possession) not in play, typically through progress being stopped.



1. From a higher to a lower point of (something)

Example sentences: "Up and down the stairs"

2. Throughout (a period of time)

Example sentences: "Astrologers down the ages"



1. Directed or moving towards a lower place or position.

Example sentences: "The down escalator"

2. Unhappy or depressed.

Example sentences: "He's been so down lately"

3. (of a computer system) temporarily out of action or unavailable.

Example sentences: "Sorry, but the computer's down"

4. Supporting or going along with someone or something.

5. Denoting a flavour (variety) of stable quark having relatively low mass and an electric charge of −1/3. In the Standard Model protons and neutrons are composed of up and down quarks.

Example sentences: "At this energy level, only up and down quarks, the electron and the electron neutrino exist."



1. Knock or bring to the ground.

2. Consume (something, typically a drink)



1. A period of unwelcome experiences or negative mood.

2. A chance for a team to advance the ball, ending when the ball carrier is tackled or the ball becomes out of play. A team must advance at least ten yards in a series of four downs in order to keep possession.

Example sentences: "That weakness should not be too great of a negative since the Texans typically do not use a nose tackle on passing downs anyway."



1. Soft, fine, fluffy feathers which form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird.

Example sentences: "The baby penguins' woolly down is essential in the Antarctic winter"



1. A gently rolling hill.

Example sentences: "The gentle green contours of the downs"

2. A stretch of sea off the east coast of Kent, sheltered by the Goodwin Sands.

Proper noun


1. One of the Six Counties of Northern Ireland, since 1973 an administrative district; chief town, Downpatrick.



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