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Princeton's WordNet

  1. down, down feather(noun)

    soft fine feathers

    down feather, pile

    leading, raised, high, skyward, upbound, heavenward, rising, upward, aweigh, in the lead, dormy, dormie, safe(p), sprouted, imperfect, ahead(p), up, operative, elated, risen, ascending(a), upfield, upwards, upwardly

  2. down(noun)

    (American football) a complete play to advance the football

    "you have four downs to gain ten yards"

    down feather, pile

    ascending(a), operative, aweigh, safe(p), imperfect, ahead(p), skyward, upbound, heavenward, up, risen, in the lead, rising, elated, upfield, high, dormy, upward, raised, dormie, leading, sprouted, upwards, upwardly

  3. Down, John L. H. Down(noun)

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

    down feather, pile

    operative, in the lead, imperfect, heavenward, rising, ahead(p), elated, aweigh, high, upward, skyward, sprouted, upbound, upfield, safe(p), raised, risen, dormie, dormy, up, leading, ascending(a), upwardly, upwards

  4. down(noun)

    (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

    down feather, pile

    heavenward, risen, in the lead, dormie, high, ascending(a), rising, leading, upfield, imperfect, dormy, safe(p), operative, skyward, up, sprouted, upward, elated, raised, upbound, aweigh, ahead(p), upwards, upwardly

  5. down, pile(adj)

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

    tidy sum, mound, peck, mint, nap, plenty, lot, spile, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, atomic reactor, spate, muckle, big money, pile, chain reactor, bundle, good deal, stack, mountain, sight, atomic pile, deal, piling, stilt, big bucks, voltaic pile, galvanic pile, megabucks, wad, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, great deal, mess, mass, down feather, cumulus, cumulation, pot, agglomerate

    risen, heavenward, high, aweigh, ascending(a), ahead(p), upfield, upward, imperfect, sprouted, upbound, in the lead, raised, operative, leading, rising, dormy, skyward, elated, up, safe(p), dormie, upwardly, upwards

  6. down(adj)

    being or moving lower in position or less in some value

    "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"

    down(a), mastered, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, grim, gloomy, down in the mouth, downward(a), downcast, depressed, down pat(p), down(p), low, blue

    raised, up, risen, elated, upbound, dormie, aweigh, ahead(p), in the lead, dormy, upfield, operative, ascending(a), rising, leading, upward, skyward, high, sprouted, heavenward, imperfect, safe(p), upwardly, upwards

  7. down(a), downward(a)(adj)

    extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

    "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream"

    safe(p), high, leading, up, raised, upfield, ahead(p), imperfect, in the lead, aweigh, upbound, dormie, sprouted, risen, operative, upward, heavenward, elated, skyward, ascending(a), dormy, rising, upwards, upwardly

  8. down(a)(adj)

    becoming progressively lower

    "the down trend in the real estate market"

    rising, operative, up, ascending(a), imperfect, upbound, elated, dormy, in the lead, dormie, raised, upward, risen, sprouted, ahead(p), high, leading, upfield, skyward, safe(p), aweigh, heavenward, upwardly, upwards

  9. down(p)(adj)

    being put out by a strikeout

    "two down in the bottom of the ninth"

    elated, upfield, risen, ascending(a), raised, heavenward, operative, skyward, high, leading, dormie, sprouted, safe(p), imperfect, ahead(p), in the lead, aweigh, dormy, rising, upbound, upward, up, upwardly, upwards

  10. down, down pat(p), mastered(adj)

    understood perfectly

    "had his algebra problems down"

    ahead(p), heavenward, in the lead, elated, upbound, up, raised, upward, leading, sprouted, dormie, rising, ascending(a), imperfect, upfield, high, skyward, risen, aweigh, operative, dormy, safe(p), upwardly, upwards

  11. depressed, down(p)(adj)

    lower than previously

    "the market is depressed"; "prices are down"

    high, dormie, in the lead, up, leading, upfield, ahead(p), safe(p), raised, heavenward, upbound, elated, dormy, operative, sprouted, risen, skyward, imperfect, ascending(a), rising, aweigh, upward, upwards, upwardly

  12. down(adj)


    "the shades were down"

    down(a), mastered, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, grim, gloomy, down in the mouth, downward(a), downcast, depressed, down pat(p), down(p), low, blue

    raised, up, in the lead, ascending(a), aweigh, operative, sprouted, imperfect, safe(p), skyward, leading, ahead(p), upbound, risen, rising, elated, dormie, upfield, upward, heavenward, high, dormy, upwards, upwardly

  13. down(adj)

    not functioning (temporarily or permanently)

    "we can't work because the computer is down"

    down(a), mastered, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, grim, gloomy, down in the mouth, downward(a), downcast, depressed, down pat(p), down(p), low, blue

    high, up, ascending(a), dormy, skyward, raised, aweigh, elated, in the lead, imperfect, ahead(p), upfield, dormie, leading, risen, sprouted, operative, safe(p), upward, rising, upbound, heavenward, upwardly, upwards

  14. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited(verb)

    filled with melancholy and despondency

    "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"

    dormy, skyward, elated, upbound, heavenward, leading, in the lead, raised, safe(p), upfield, aweigh, imperfect, sprouted, rising, up, risen, ascending(a), upward, high, operative, dormie, ahead(p), upwardly, upwards

  15. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill(verb)

    drink down entirely

    "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work"

    land, start, fling off, vote down, pull down, pop up, push down, kill, go through, crop up, dash off, belt down, drink down, defeat, shoot down, cut down, pop out, scratch off, obliterate, toss off, bug out, stamp out, pour down, bolt down, wipe out, shovel in, refine, garbage down, gobble up, bulge, bulge out, pop, knock off, devour, fine-tune, knock down, protrude, come out, consume, vote out, polish

    dormie, upbound, in the lead, dormy, ascending(a), sprouted, raised, imperfect, elated, aweigh, skyward, up, upward, heavenward, risen, rising, leading, ahead(p), safe(p), upfield, operative, high, upwards, upwardly

  16. devour, down, consume, go through(verb)

    eat immoderately

    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

    land, take in, eat up, pull down, exhaust, ware, put through, eat, pass, push down, kill, go through, follow out, take, have, belt down, waste, use up, drink down, see, shoot down, cut down, ingest, go across, run through, toss off, pour down, follow up, follow through, squander, guttle, wipe out, carry out, bolt down, refine, raven, experience, pop, work through, devour, fine-tune, knock down, consume, pig, implement, deplete, polish

    rising, imperfect, sprouted, safe(p), dormie, upfield, aweigh, skyward, in the lead, dormy, elated, upbound, ahead(p), heavenward, high, operative, risen, ascending(a), leading, raised, upward, up, upwardly, upwards

  17. down(verb)

    bring down or defeat (an opponent)

    refine, pour down, drink down, toss off, knock down, shoot down, fine-tune, polish, go through, kill, bolt down, pop, push down, belt down, land, consume, pull down, devour, cut down

    rising, in the lead, sprouted, upbound, risen, up, high, dormie, ascending(a), elated, aweigh, ahead(p), safe(p), leading, skyward, heavenward, imperfect, raised, upfield, upward, dormy, operative, upwards, upwardly

  18. down, shoot down, land(verb)

    shoot at and force to come down

    "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

    vote out, refine, pour down, bring down, drink down, toss off, knock down, shoot down, fine-tune, polish, set down, buck, go through, put down, kill, bring, bolt down, pop, push down, belt down, tear, land, consume, pull down, charge, vote down, defeat, shoot, set ashore, devour, cut down, shore

    aweigh, skyward, imperfect, safe(p), operative, elated, heavenward, raised, sprouted, upfield, in the lead, dormy, ahead(p), dormie, upward, rising, risen, high, ascending(a), upbound, leading, up, upwards, upwardly

  19. down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down(verb)

    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"

    land, push down, bring down, pull down, coldcock, mow, raze, trim down, slash, tear down, deck, take down, go through, cut out, dismantle, cut, belt down, trim back, trim, floor, fell, fine-tune, shoot down, cut down, kill, reduce, toss off, pour down, level, bolt down, drink down, cut back, strike down, refine, drop, pop, devour, dump, knock down, consume, rase, polish, blast

    dormie, skyward, heavenward, upfield, safe(p), imperfect, leading, ascending(a), rising, upward, ahead(p), raised, high, risen, elated, up, dormy, in the lead, upbound, sprouted, operative, aweigh, upwardly, upwards

  20. polish, refine, fine-tune, down(adverb)

    improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

    "refine one's style of writing"

    land, push down, pull down, polish up, round off, go through, elaborate, belt down, rarify, drink down, round, shoot down, cut down, complicate, kill, toss off, smoothen, calibrate, bolt down, rectify, shine, brush up, graduate, tweak, pour down, smooth, pop, devour, fine-tune, knock down, consume, polish, refine

    upbound, elated, dormy, rising, sprouted, raised, heavenward, ahead(p), aweigh, imperfect, risen, leading, upward, ascending(a), upfield, high, operative, dormie, in the lead, skyward, safe(p), up, upwardly, upwards

  21. down, downwards, downward, downwardly(adverb)

    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"

    downwardly, downward, downwards

    imperfect, high, operative, raised, in the lead, upfield, safe(p), up, elated, upbound, ahead(p), heavenward, risen, ascending(a), aweigh, rising, dormie, sprouted, skyward, dormy, leading, upward, upwards, upwardly

  22. down(adverb)

    away from a more central or a more northerly place

    "was sent down to work at the regional office"; "worked down on the farm"; "came down for the wedding"; "flew down to Florida"

    downwardly, downward, downwards

    upward, upbound, heavenward, ascending(a), rising, risen, elated, sprouted, up, imperfect, safe(p), leading, aweigh, dormie, skyward, high, upfield, ahead(p), operative, raised, dormy, in the lead, upwardly, upwards

  23. down(adverb)

    paid in cash at time of purchase

    "put ten dollars down on the necklace"

    downwardly, downward, downwards

    high, upbound, upward, operative, sprouted, aweigh, ascending(a), skyward, in the lead, up, imperfect, heavenward, risen, raised, safe(p), upfield, dormy, leading, rising, dormie, elated, ahead(p), upwardly, upwards

  24. down(adverb)

    from an earlier time

    "the story was passed down from father to son"

    downwardly, downward, downwards

    dormy, raised, sprouted, heavenward, ahead(p), upward, safe(p), leading, rising, risen, operative, upfield, high, skyward, dormie, upbound, aweigh, imperfect, ascending(a), up, elated, in the lead, upwards, upwardly

  25. down(adverb)

    to a lower intensity

    "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"

    downwardly, downward, downwards

    risen, upward, skyward, in the lead, leading, rising, ascending(a), dormy, ahead(p), sprouted, aweigh, upfield, high, safe(p), up, upbound, raised, imperfect, dormie, operative, elated, heavenward, upwardly, upwards

  26. down(adverb)

    in an inactive or inoperative state

    "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again"

    downwardly, downward, downwards

    upward, elated, ascending(a), upfield, raised, safe(p), sprouted, aweigh, rising, ahead(p), upbound, imperfect, skyward, leading, heavenward, operative, dormy, in the lead, risen, dormie, high, up, upwards, upwardly

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. down

    To defeat an enemy is to gain an advantage for the time; to vanquish is to win a signal victory; to conquer is to overcome so effectually that the victory is regarded as final. Conquer, in many cases, carries the idea of possession; as, to conquer respect, affection, peace, etc. A country is conquered when its armies are defeated and its territory is occupied by the enemy; it may be subjected to indemnity or to various disabilities; it is subjugated when it is held helplessly and continuously under military control; it is subdued when all resistance has died out. An army is defeated when forcibly driven back; it is routed when it is converted into a mob of fugitives. Compare BEAT.

    beat, checkmate, conquer, crush, defeat, discomfit, humble, master, overcome, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overthrow, prevail over, put down, reduce, rout, subdue, subject, subjugate, surmount, vanquish, win, worst

    capitulate, cede, fail, fall, fly, forfeit, lose, resign, retire, retreat, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. down

    prep. from the top to the bottom of

  2. down

    along the course of

  3. down(ad.)

    downward, in a descending course, from a high to a low position

  4. down(ad.)

    on the ground, the floor, &c

  5. down(ad.)

    from a thin to a dense state, into a denser consistence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. down(a)

    descending, sloping, downward

  2. down(adv)

    downward, below

  3. down(n)


  4. down(n. pl)

    depression, abasement

  5. down(v)

    overthrow, subdue, floor, prostrate

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  1. Trust Kupupika:

    The BJL's not just one person losing a job and then history moves on, that one person didn't have access to wealth to pass down, and the next generation grows up in poverty. It's something that is forever going to be impacting the lives of black people even alive and present, here and now.

  2. Marie Driscoll:

    People are buying masks, they aren't tracking down Louis Vuitton wallets.

  3. Robert Redfield:

    To my knowledge, none of us have ever been told to slow down on testing. That just is a fact. In fact, we will be doing more testing.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    I would have never done that and if I were president and there were Republicans or Democrats thinking about that, I would have shut it down.

  5. James Meyers:

    They’re not focusing on the crimes I think they should be focusing on, that hour the cops sat out there with me, the hour and a half I was down in the magistrate's office could have been spent somewhere else.

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  • تحتArabic
  • ўнізе, ўнізBelarusian
  • юг, надолу, долу, мъх, пух, поBulgarian
  • avall, intent, deprimit, moix, baixCatalan, Valencian
  • ven, dolů, dole, chmýříCzech
  • nede, ned, bane, lade falde, hælde ned, højdedrag, tabe, sluge, nedad, nedadgående, lav, langt nede, dun, aftagende, deprimeret, hen ad, ned adDanish
  • runterkippen, Hügel, herunter, fallen lassen, schlucken, unten, versenken, runter, drinken, exen, Daune, downGerman
  • κάτω, λοφάκι, πούπουλα, κάτω σεGreek
  • trinkegi, malurben, malsupren, suben, suden, suba, lanugo, malsupra, [[sub]] [[-n]]Esperanto
  • abajo, porSpanish
  • پایین, میدانPersian
  • pussittaa, alaspäin, kaataa, alas, kumota, untuva, allapäin, alakuloinenFinnish
  • raFijian
  • descends, couché, faire cul sec, à bas, descendez, laisser tomber, en bas, sud, duvet, vers le basFrench
  • delWestern Frisian
  • suas, síos, thíosIrish
  • deas, a-nuas, a-mach, shìos, sìos, a-bhàn, a-bhuas, clòimh, clòimhteach, leScottish Gaelic
  • penuxeGalician
  • מטהHebrew
  • नीचेHindi
  • felhajt, lehajt, le, piheHungarian
  • աղվամազArmenian
  • giù, abbasso, piuminoItalian
  • 下, 下り, 南, 綿毛, ダウンJapanese
  • qivioqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • ចុះKhmer
  • 아래Korean
  • daketin, daxistin, dahatin, dahanînKurdish
  • manbluvCornish
  • deorsumLatin
  • ລົງLao
  • lejā, leju, lejupLatvian
  • huneMāori
  • југ, надолу, долу, ритче, пие на екс, потиштен, тажен, мов, паперје, намаленMacedonian
  • teguk, sedih, murungMalay
  • baxx, isfelMaltese
  • neer, laten, baan, kwart, zuipen, heuvel, down, atten, af, beneden, droppen, drinken, uit, vallen, potten, veld, ronde, laag, dons, depri, depressiefDutch
  • ned, nede, dunNorwegian
  • na dół, w dół, na dole, puchPolish
  • embaixo, abaixo, colina, fora, para baixo, engolir, juso, penugem, triste, deprimido, baixo, [[através]] [[de]], porPortuguese
  • jos, în jos, spre-n jos, la sud, deprimat, căzutRomanian
  • книзу, урони́ть, город, холм, сбить, вниз, юг, внизу, свали́ть, ниже, [[вы́пить]] [[залп, [[безлесый, пух, снижающийся, печальный, подавленный, пушок, вдоль, поRussian
  • dolu, doleSlovak
  • spodaj, pogoltniti, južno, puh, dôlSlovene
  • ned, ner, dunSwedish
  • chiniSwahili
  • ต่ำ, ลงThai
  • вниз, донизу, внизуUkrainian
  • نیچےUrdu
  • xuốngVietnamese
  • daunVolapük

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