down

  1. soft fine feathers
  2. a complete play to advance the football
  3. English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
  4. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

Down

A direction (usually away from London, other capital city, or the headquarters of the railway concerned) or side (on left-running railways, the left side when facing in the down direction). The opposite of up. The down direction is usually associated with odd-numbered trains and signals. In Australia it is used relative to the state's capital city...
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down

(from the article `football, gridiron`) ...with Yale, both games ending in scoreless ties that bored spectators as much as they frustrated Yale`s players, Camp proposed a rule that a team ...
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down

[adj] - being or moving lower in position or less in some value 2. [adj] - understood perfectly 3. [adj] - shut 4. [adj] - not functioning (temporarily or permanently) 5. [adj] - the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase 6. [adv] - from an earlier time 7. [adv] - to a lower intensity 8. [adv] - in an i...
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Down

• (prep.) A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep; -- usually in the plural. • (n.) That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down • (a.) Downcast; as, a down look. • (adv.) From a g...
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down

<dermatology, zoology> Fine, soft feathers, soft, fine hair. ... (04 Mar 1998) ...
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down

verb eat immoderately; `Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal`
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down

down pat(p) adjective understood perfectly; `had his algebra problems down`
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Down

(county) Historic county of southeastern Northern Ireland; area 2,448 sq km/945 sq mi. The principal towns and cities are Downpatrick, Bangor, Newtownards, Newry, and Banbridge. The northern part of the county lies within the commuter belt for Belfast, and includes part of the city of ...
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Down

[American and Canadian football] A down is a period in which a play transpires in American and Canadian football. The down is a distinguishing characteristic of the game compared to other codes of football, but is synonymous with a `tackle` in rugby league. A down begins with a snap or free kick (such as a kickoff or safety kick), and ends ...
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Down

[Northern Ireland Parliament constituencies] Down is one of the six counties comprising Northern Ireland. County Down was represented in the Northern Ireland House of Commons 1921-1973. This article deals with the Down County constituencies. For the County Down Borough constituencies in the City of Belfast, see Belfast (Northern Ireland Par...
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Down

[Northern Ireland Parliament constituency] Down was a county constituency of the Parliament of Northern Ireland from 1921 - 1929. It returned eight MPs, using the single transferable vote method of proportional representation. ==Boundaries== Down consisted of the administrative County Down (that is, excluding those parts of the historic cou...
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Down

[Parliament of Ireland constituency] Down was a constituency represented in the Irish House of Commons until 1800. ==History== In the Patriot Parliament of 1689 summoned by King James II, Down was represented with two members. ==Members of Parliament== ===1585–1801=== == ==Elections== ===Elections in the 1790s=== At the 1797 general elect...
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Down

Down (doun') transitive verb To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down. [ R.] Young.
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Down

Down (doun) noun [ Akin to LG. dune , dun , Icelandic dūnn , Swedish dun , Danish duun , German daune , confer Dutch dons ; perhaps akin to English dust .] 1. Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or pl...
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Down

Down adjective 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [ R.] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway. Down...
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Down

Down adverb [ For older adown , Anglo-Saxon ad...n , ad...ne , prop., from or off the hill. See 3d Down , and confer Adown , and confer Adown .] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;...
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Down

Down intransitive verb To go down; to descend. Locke.
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Down

Down noun [ Middle English dun , doun , Anglo-Saxon dūn ; of Celtic origin; confer Ir. dūn hill, fortified hill, Gael. dun heap, hillock, hill, W. din a fortified hill or mount; akin to English town . See Town , and confer Dow...
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Down

Down preposition [ From Down , adverb ] 1. In a descending direction along; from a higher to a lower place upon or within; at a lower place in or on; as, down a hill; down a well. 2. Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; a...
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Down

Down transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Downed (dound); present participle & verbal noun Downing .] To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down. [ Archaic or C...
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Down

1. (also 'as it lies') playing the ball as you find it, with no alteration of its position or condit
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Down

A boxer is considered "down" if he touches the floor with anything other than his feet or if they go outside the ropes from a blow. A boxer is also technically "down," even if he hasn't fallen, if he takes a serious blow or blows to the head and the referee steps in to stop the action.
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Down

a layer of feathers found under the tough exterior feathers
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Down

A sequence between between the time a play starts and when it ends. Teams get 4 downs (or chances) to advance the ball 10 yards. If they do, they get a fresh set of downs.
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