Synonyms for down

Synonyms for (noun) down

Synonyms: down

Definition: (American football) a complete play to advance the football

Usage: you have four downs to gain ten yards

Similar words: play, turn

Definition: (game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession

Usage: it is my turn; it is still my play


Synonyms: down, down feather

Definition: soft fine feathers

Similar words: feather, plumage, plume

Definition: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds


Synonyms: pile, down

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

Similar words: hair

Definition: 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

Usage: he combed his hair; each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells


Synonyms: down

Definition: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

Similar words: highland, upland

Definition: elevated (e.g., mountainous) land


Synonyms: Down, John L. H. Down

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

Similar words: doc, doctor, Dr., physician, MD, medico

Definition: a licensed medical practitioner

Usage: I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

Synonyms for (verb) down

Synonyms: polish, refine, fine-tune, down

Definition: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing

Usage: refine one's style of writing

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: down

Definition: bring down or defeat (an opponent)

Similar words: overcome, defeat, get the better of

Definition: win a victory over

Usage: 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


Synonyms: consume, down, devour, go through

Definition: eat immoderately

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

Similar words: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?


Synonyms: toss off, down, drink down, belt down, bolt down, pop, pour down, kill

Definition: drink down entirely

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

Similar words: imbibe, drink

Definition: take in liquids

Usage: The patient must drink several liters each day; The children like to drink soda


Synonyms: knock down, down, cut down, pull down, push down

Definition: cause to come or go down

Usage: The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect; The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet

Similar words: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead

Synonyms for (adjective) down

Synonyms: down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, depressed, low, low-spirited, grim, gloomy, blue

Definition: filled with melancholy and despondency

Usage: 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

Similar words: dejected

Definition: affected or marked by low spirits

Usage: is dejected but trying to look cheerful


Synonyms: down

Definition: not functioning (temporarily or permanently)

Usage: we can't work because the computer is down

Similar words: inoperative

Definition: not working or taking effect

Usage: an inoperative law


Synonyms: down

Definition: shut

Usage: the shades were down

Similar words: lowered

Definition: below the surround or below the normal position

Usage: with lowered eyes


Synonyms: depressed, down

Definition: lower than previously

Usage: the market is depressed; prices are down

Similar words: low

Definition: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount

Usage: low prices; the reservoir is low


Synonyms: down, down pat, mastered

Definition: understood perfectly

Usage: had his algebra problems down

Similar words: perfect

Definition: being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

Usage: a perfect circle; a perfect reproduction; perfect happiness; perfect manners; a perfect specimen; a perfect day


Synonyms: down

Definition: being put out by a strikeout

Usage: two down in the bottom of the ninth

Similar words: out

Definition: not allowed to continue to bat or run

Usage: he was tagged out at second on a close play; he fanned out


Synonyms: down, downward

Definition: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place

Usage: the down staircase; the downward course of the stream

Similar words: descending

Definition: coming down or downward


Synonyms: down

Definition: becoming progressively lower

Usage: the down trend in the real estate market

Similar words: falling

Definition: becoming lower or less in degree or value

Usage: a falling market; falling incomes


Synonyms: down

Definition: being or moving lower in position or less in some value

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

Similar words: behind

Definition: having the lower score or lagging position in a contest

Usage: behind by two points; the 8th inning found the home team trailing


Similar words: downbound

Definition: heading in any direction that is conventionally down

Usage: a downbound channel; the downbound train


Similar words: downcast

Definition: directed downward

Usage: a downcast glance


Similar words: downfield

Definition: toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field

Usage: he threw to a downfield receiver


Similar words: downward

Definition: on or toward a surface regarded as a base

Usage: he lay face downward; the downward pull of gravity


Similar words: fallen

Definition: having dropped by the force of gravity

Usage: fallen leaves covered the forest floor; sat on a fallen tree trunk


Similar words: set

Definition: being below the horizon

Usage: the moon is set


Similar words: thrown

Definition: caused to fall to the ground

Usage: the thrown rider got back on his horse; a thrown wrestler; a ball player thrown for a loss


Similar words: weak

Definition: tending downward in price

Usage: a weak market for oil stocks