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1 downer

A drug that reduces excitability and calms a person.

synonyms: depressant, sedative, sedative drug.

Dutch: kalmerend middel, kalmeringsmiddel, sedatief
Polish: depresant

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1 down

Soft fine feathers.

synonym: down feather.

Roget 206: height, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness etc. adj.; sublimity.    tallness etc. adj.; stature, ... show more

Roget 255: smoothness etc. adj.; polish, gloss; lubricity, lubrication.    [smooth materials] down, velvet, velure, silk, satin; velveteen, ... show more

Roget 324: softness, pliableness etc. adj.; flexibility; pliancy, pliability; sequacity, malleability; ductility, tractility; extendibility, extensibility; ... show more

Roget 320: levity; lightness etc. adj.; imponderability, buoyancy, volatility.    feather, dust, mote, down, thistle, down, flue, ... show more

Dutch: dons
Polish: puch

2 down

American football A complete play to advance the football.

3 Down

English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896).

synonym: John L. H. Down.

4 down

usually plural A rolling treeless highland with little soil.

Dutch: heuvel, veld

5 down

Fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs).

synonym: pile.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Dutch: baan
Polish: meszek


1 down

Drink down entirely:
— He downed three martinis before dinner.

synonyms: belt down, bolt down, drink down, kill, pop, pour down, toss off.

2 down

Eat up completely, as with great appetite:
— Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal.

synonyms: consume, demolish, devour, go through.

3 down

Bring down or defeat (an opponent).

4 down

Shoot at and force to come down.

synonyms: land, shoot down.

5 down

Cause to come or go down:
— The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect.
— The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet.

synonyms: cut down, knock down, pull down, push down.

Dutch: neerslaan

6 down

Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing.

synonyms: fine-tune, polish, refine.


1 down

Being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

2 down

Extending or moving from a higher to a lower place:
— The down staircase.
— The downward course of the stream.

synonym: downward.

3 down

Becoming progressively lower.

4 down

Being put out by a strikeout.

5 down

Understood perfectly:
— Had his algebra problems down.

synonyms: down pat, mastered.

6 down

Lower than previously:
— Prices are down.

synonym: depressed.

7 down


8 down

Not functioning (temporarily or permanently).

9 down

Filled with melancholy and despondency:
— Downcast after his defeat.
— Feeling discouraged and downhearted.

synonyms: blue, depressed, dispirited, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low, low-spirited.

Polish: chmurny, ponury, posępny


1 down

Spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position:
— Don't fall down.
— Rode the lift up and skied down.
— Prices plunged downward.

synonyms: downward, downwardly, downwards.

2 down

Away from a more central or a more northerly place.

3 down

Paid in cash at time of purchase.

4 down

From an earlier time.

5 down

To a lower intensity.

6 down

In an inactive or inoperative state.

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