Synonyms for down


Grammar : Adj
Spell : doun
Phonetic Transcription : daʊn

Top 10 synonyms for down Other synonyms for the word down

Définition of down

Origin :
  • late Old English shortened form of Old English ofdune "downwards," from dune "from the hill," dative of dun "hill" (see down (n.2)). A sense development peculiar to English.
  • Used as a preposition since c.1500. Sense of "depressed mentally" is attested from c.1600. Slang sense of "aware, wide awake" is attested from 1812. Computer crash sense is from 1965. As a preposition from late 14c.; as an adjective from 1560s. Down-and-out is from 1889, American English, from situation of a beaten prizefighter. Down home (adj.) is 1931, American English; down the hatch as a toast is from 1931; down to the wire is 1901, from horse-racing. Down time is from 1952. Down under "Australia and New Zealand" attested from 1886; Down East "Maine" is from 1825.
  • adj below; physically lower
  • adj unhappy
Example sentences :
  • Miss Avice won't be down, sir, and I'm to fetch her up a pot of coffee, sir.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Blowing out the candle, he advanced to the table and set it down.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I was down at the river just now, and saw it with my own eyes.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Charmed, old man; deuced pally of you to stay by us down in that hole, you know.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I need the out-doors, and anyway you don't need me down there.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I knew those fellows inside were bound to hammer it down if they could.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And he was both to batter it down, for he still had the gambler's faith in his luck.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Her mind is set on taking it down, yet she will not peril her husband.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Hannah, as she moves up and down, is shunned as a person infected.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • It was proposed to send for me down: but my father said, he could not bear to look upon me.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson

Antonyms for down

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