(a.) Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial.
(a.) Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.
(n.) Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool
(n.) The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets.
(n.) The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle.
(n.) The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
(n.) That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
(v. t.) To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.
(prep.) A bank or rounded hillock of sand thrown up by the wind along or near the shore; a flattish-topped hill; -- usually in the plural.
(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.
(prep.) A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.
(prep.) A state of depression; low state; abasement.
(adv.) In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below; -- the opposite of up.
(adv.) From a higher to a lower position, literally or figuratively; in a descending direction; from the top of an ascent; from an upright position; to the ground or floor; to or into a lower or an inferior condition; as, into a state of humility, disgrace, misery, and the like; into a state of rest; -- used with verbs indicating motion.
(adv.) In a low or the lowest position, literally or figuratively; at the bottom of a decent; below the horizon; of the ground; in a condition of humility, dejection, misery, and the like; in a state of quiet.
(adv.) From a remoter or higher antiquity.
(adv.) From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence; as, to boil down in cookery, or in making decoctions.
(adv.) 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.
(adv.) Hence: Towards the mouth of a river; towards the sea; as, to sail or swim down a stream; to sail down the sound.
(v. t.) To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
(v. i.) To go down; to descend.
(adv.) Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.
(a.) Declivous; descending; sloping.
(n.) Declivity; descent; slope.
(1) Distance running performance is slower on hilly race courses than flat courses even when the start and finish are at the same elevation, resulting in equal amounts of uphill and downhill running.
(2) The Downhills headteacher has said the school has worked hard to improve the quality of teaching.
(3) Like the parental strain, all three types of triple mutant showed moderate rates of downhill lactose transport and were defective in the uphill accumulation of sugars.
(5) Eighty-nine percent of the soleus m. lesions in the downhill runner group and 97% of those in the level runner group were A-band disruptions.
(6) Downhills' latest Ofsted assessment, in September, found that while pupils attained standards that are "well below national expectations … there is a clear trend of improvement".
(7) Physiological strain was greater in uphill than in level or downhill walking (P less than .001).
(8) Net sodium flux across the mucosa was also inhibited under 'downhill' sodium gradient conditions.
(9) The medical profession has gone downhill since the days when abortionists were anathema.
(10) It is proposed here that these amines function by catalyzing the isomerization of 11-cis-retinal thermodynamically downhill to form its all-trans congener.
(11) Despite the innocent verdict, it was essentially downhill from there.
(12) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Even those who’ve never seen a downhill ski race couldn’t help but sympathise with Bode Miller’s agony at missing out on a medal in what will surely be the last Olympic event of his career.
(13) This could be a NaCl pump, a downhill KCl transport mechanism, or a Cl-HCO3 exchange mechanism.
(14) Examination of each case individually suggests that for the majority, brief therapy was useful in stemming a downhill course.
(15) Heart rate and skiing velocities were analyzed over a flat, an uphill, and a downhill section, as well as for the total loop.
(16) Intrathoracic masses as a possible cause of "downhill" varices could not be diagnosed in any of these patients.
(17) In one man, hypomanic symptoms were caused by early HIV encephalopathy; he rapidly developed typical HIV dementia with a marked downhill course.
(18) The subsequent clinical course was progressively downhill.
(19) Lakoff and Johnson wrote out the most pervasive metaphors like this: GOOD IS UP; BAD IS DOWN (“We hit a peak last year, but it’s been downhill ever since”) ARGUMENT IS WAR (“Your claims are indefensible”) IDEAS ARE FOOD (“We shouldn’t spoonfeed our students”) UNDERSTANDING IS SEEING (“Let me point something out to you.
(20) As evidence that energy supplies for this "downhill" process did not become rate limiting after irradiation, we found that carbonylcyanide-m-chlorophenyl-hydrazone did not stimulate ONPG transport of irradiated cells.