Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun down

5 senses of down

Sense 1
down, down feather -- (soft fine feathers)
       => feather, plume, plumage -- (the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds)

Sense 2
down -- ((American football) a complete play to advance the football; "you have four downs to gain ten yards")
       => turn, play -- ((game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession; "it is my turn"; "it is still my play")

Sense 3
Down, John L. H. Down -- (English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896))
       INSTANCE OF=> doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., medico -- (a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor")

Sense 4
down -- ((usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil)
       => highland, upland -- (elevated (e.g., mountainous) land)

Sense 5
down, pile -- (fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs))
       => hair -- (a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb down

6 senses of down

Sense 1
toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill -- (drink down entirely; "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"; "They popped a few beer after work")
       => drink, imbibe -- (take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda")

Sense 2
devour, down, consume, go through -- (eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal")
       => eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

Sense 3
down -- (bring down or defeat (an opponent))
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 4
down, shoot down, land -- (shoot at and force to come down; "the enemy landed several of our aircraft")

Sense 5
down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull 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")
       => strike -- (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead")

Sense 6
polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Antonyms of adj down

9 senses of down

Sense 1
down (vs. up) -- (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")

up (vs. down) -- (being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up")
        => ahead (predicate), in the lead, leading -- (having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race")
        => aweigh -- ((used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom; "anchors aweigh")
        => dormie, dormy -- (in match play a side that stands as many holes ahead as there are holes remaining to be played; "he was dormie three and still lost the match")
        => heavenward, skyward -- (directed toward heaven or the sky; "the soul in its heavenward flight")
        => risen -- ((of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon; "the risen sun")
        => sprouted -- ((of growing vegetation) having just emerged from the ground; "the corn is sprouted")
        => upbound -- (heading in any direction that is conventionally up; "upbound shipping lanes")
        => upfield -- (away from the defending teams' end of the playing field)
        => upward -- (directed up; "the cards were face upward"; "an upward stroke of the pen")

Sense 2
down (prenominal), downward (prenominal) -- (extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream")

INDIRECT (VIA descending) -> ascending -- (moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed")

Sense 3
down (prenominal) -- (becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market")

INDIRECT (VIA falling) -> rising -- (advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; "a rising trend"; "a rising market")

Sense 4
down (predicate) -- (being put out by a strikeout; "two down in the bottom of the ninth")

INDIRECT (VIA out) -> safe -- (having reached a base without being put out; "the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball")

Sense 5
down, down pat (predicate), mastered -- (understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down")

INDIRECT (VIA perfect) -> imperfect -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Sense 6
depressed, down (predicate) -- (lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down")

INDIRECT (VIA low) -> high -- (greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself")

Sense 7
down -- (shut; "the shades were down")

INDIRECT (VIA lowered) -> raised -- (located or moved above the surround or above the normal position; "a raised design"; "raised eyebrows")

Sense 8
down -- (not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down")

INDIRECT (VIA inoperative) -> operative -- (being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system")

Sense 9
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA dejected) -> elated -- (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited")

Similarity of adj down

9 senses of down

Sense 1
down (vs. up) -- (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")
       => behind (predicate) -- (having the lower score or lagging position in a contest; "behind by two points"; "the 8th inning found the home team trailing")
       => downbound -- (heading in any direction that is conventionally down; "a downbound channel"; "the downbound train")
       => downcast -- (directed downward; "a downcast glance")
       => downfield -- (toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field; "he threw to a downfield receiver")
       => downward (postnominal) -- (on or toward a surface regarded as a base; "he lay face downward"; "the downward pull of gravity")
       => fallen -- (having dropped by the force of gravity; "fallen leaves covered the forest floor"; "sat on a fallen tree trunk")
       => set (predicate) -- (being below the horizon; "the moon is set")
       => thrown -- (caused to fall to the ground; "the thrown rider got back on his horse"; "a thrown wrestler"; "a ball player thrown for a loss")
       => weak -- (tending downward in price; "a weak market for oil stocks")
          Also See-> descending#1; low#2

Sense 2
down (prenominal), downward (prenominal) -- (extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; "the down staircase"; "the downward course of the stream")
       => descending (prenominal) (vs. ascending) -- (coming down or downward)

Sense 3
down (prenominal) -- (becoming progressively lower; "the down trend in the real estate market")
       => falling (vs. rising) -- (becoming lower or less in degree or value; "a falling market"; "falling incomes")

Sense 4
down (predicate) -- (being put out by a strikeout; "two down in the bottom of the ninth")
       => out (predicate) (vs. safe) -- (not allowed to continue to bat or run; "he was tagged out at second on a close play"; "he fanned out")

Sense 5
down, down pat (predicate), mastered -- (understood perfectly; "had his algebra problems down")
       => perfect (vs. imperfect) -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

Sense 6
depressed, down (predicate) -- (lower than previously; "the market is depressed"; "prices are down")
       => low (vs. high) -- (less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low")

Sense 7
down -- (shut; "the shades were down")
       => lowered (vs. raised) -- (below the surround or below the normal position; "with lowered eyes")

Sense 8
down -- (not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down")
       => inoperative (vs. operative) -- (not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law")

Sense 9
gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down (predicate), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited -- (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")
       => dejected (vs. elated) -- (affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful")

Antonyms of adv down

3 of 6 senses of down

Sense 1
down, downwards, downward, downwardly -- (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")
       Antonym of up (Sense 1)
      => up, upwards, upward, upwardly -- (spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position; "look up!"; "the music surged up"; "the fragments flew upwards"; "prices soared upwards"; "upwardly mobile")

Sense 2
down -- (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")
       Antonym of up (Sense 4)
      => up -- (to a more central or a more northerly place; "was transferred up to headquarters"; "up to Canada for a vacation")

Sense 5
down -- (to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black")
       Antonym of up (Sense 2)
      => up -- (to a higher intensity; "he turned up the volume")

Synonyms of adv down

6 senses of down

Sense 1
down, downwards, downward, downwardly -- (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")

Sense 2
down -- (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")

Sense 3
down -- (paid in cash at time of purchase; "put ten dollars down on the necklace")

Sense 4
down -- (from an earlier time; "the story was passed down from father to son")

Sense 5
down -- (to a lower intensity; "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black")

Sense 6
down -- (in an inactive or inoperative state; "the factory went down during the strike"; "the computer went down again")

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