(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. & prep.) Formerly: (a) An inclosure which surrounded the mere homestead or dwelling of the lord of the manor. [Obs.] (b) The whole of the land which constituted the domain. [Obs.] (c) A collection of houses inclosed by fences or walls.
(adv. & prep.) Any number or collection of houses to which belongs a regular market, and which is not a city or the see of a bishop.
(adv. & prep.) Any collection of houses larger than a village, and not incorporated as a city; also, loosely, any large, closely populated place, whether incorporated or not, in distinction from the country, or from rural communities.
(adv. & prep.) The body of inhabitants resident in a town; as, the town voted to send two representatives to the legislature; the town voted to lay a tax for repairing the highways.
(adv. & prep.) A township; the whole territory within certain limits, less than those of a country.
(adv. & prep.) The court end of London;-- commonly with the.
(adv. & prep.) The metropolis or its inhabitants; as, in winter the gentleman lives in town; in summer, in the country.
(adv. & prep.) A farm or farmstead; also, a court or farmyard.
(1) For some time now, public opinion polls have revealed Americans' strong preference to live in comparatively small cities, towns, and rural areas rather than in large cities.
(2) It is my desperate hope that we close out of town.” In the book, God publishes his own 'It Getteth Better' video and clarifies his original writings on homosexuality: I remember dictating these lines to Moses; and afterward looking up to find him staring at me in wide-eyed astonishment, and saying, "Thou do knowest that when the Israelites read this, they're going to lose their fucking shit, right?"
(3) A more substantial decrease was found in Aberdeen and the larger towns near to Aberdeen than in the smaller towns further from the city.
(4) He had been just asked to open their new town hall, in the hope he might donate a Shakespeare statue.
(5) Nearly four months into the conflict, rebels control large parts of eastern Libya , the coastal city of Misrata, and a string of towns in the western mountains, near the border with Tunisia.
(6) The case was tried in a town called St Francisville, the closest courthouse to Angola.
(7) The autopsy findings in 41 patients with University of Cape Town aortic valve prostheses were studied.
(8) It will act as a further disincentive for women to seek help.” When Background Briefing visited Catherine Haven in February, the refuge looked deserted, and most of its rooms were empty, despite the town having one of the highest domestic violence rates in the state.
(9) He said: "This is a wonderful town but Tesco will suck the life out of the greengrocers, butchers, off-licence, and then it is only a matter of time for us too.
(10) Conservative commentators responded with fury to what they believed was inappropriate meddling at a crucial moment in the town hall debate.
(11) The article reflects the experience in the work of the manual therapy consulting-room at the Smela town hospital named after N. A. Semashko in Chernigov Province from November 1985 to December 1987 inclusive.
(12) In October, an episode of South Park saw the whole town go gluten-free (the stuff, it was discovered, made one’s penis fly off).
(13) But no one was sure, and in this information vacuum the virus reached nearby towns and crossed borders.
(14) But last year Rosi Santoni, one of the relatives who helped look after her, said she had plenty of family to care for her and had many friends in the town.
(15) He wound up repossessing the cars of workers who fled town after the bust.
(16) It was shown that: although the oral hygiene level was very low and no dental treatments were performed, caries level was very low--although gingivitis rate was high, advanced periodontitis rate was low--the frequency of interincisive diastema (one subject out of 4 in the 15-19 age group), the progressive decline of tooth cutting, a traditional practice, in town people but the large extent of cola use (one adult out of two).
(17) "There were around 50 attackers, heavily armed in three vehicles, and they were flying the Shebab flag," Maisori added, speaking from the town, where several buildings including hotels, restaurants, banks and government offices were razed to the ground.
(18) Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside) This gnome, who lives in the shrubbery of Guardian gardening expert Jane Perrone, will be rooting for Luton Town this afternoon.
(19) Barbacoas is a small port town in south-west Colombia, which linked the southern regions of the country in the 19th and 20th century.
(20) In 2013, the town’s municipal court generated $221,164 (or $387 for each of its residents), with much of the fees coming from ticketing non-residents.