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'down' - used as an adjective
1. 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
2. becoming progressively lower
the down trend in the real estate market
3. understood perfectly
had his algebra problems down
4. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
the down staircase
5. being put out by a strikeout
two down in the bottom of the ninth
6. lower than previously
prices are down
7. shut
the shades were down
8. not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
we can't work because the computer is down
9. low in spirits

'down' - used as a adverb
10. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
don't fall down
rode the lift up and skied down
11. 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
12. paid in cash at time of purchase
put ten dollars down on the necklace
13. from an earlier time
the story was passed down from father to son
14. to a lower intensity
he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
15. in an inactive or inoperative state
the factory went down during the strike
the computer went down again

'down' - used as a noun
16. English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
17. soft fine feathers
18. (American football) a complete play to advance the football
you have four downs to gain ten yards
19. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
20. fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

'down' - used as a verb
21. drink down entirely
He downed three martinis before dinner
22. eat immoderately
Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
23. bring down or defeat (an opponent)
24. shoot at and force to come down
25. 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
26. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

derived forms
1. Down / Plural
downs
2. Down / Past
downed
3. Down / Third Person
downs
4. Down / Present Participle
downing
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