Part Of Speech: adverb
Definition: From a higher position to a lower one; downwards.
Example: The cat jumped down from the table.
Definition: At a lower or further place or position along a set path.
Example: His place is farther down the road.
Definition: South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).
Example: I went down to Miami for a conference.
Definition: Away from the city (regardless of direction).
Example: He went down to Cavan.
Definition: At or towards any place that is visualised as 'down' by virtue of local features or local convention, or arbitrarily, irrespective of direction or elevation change.
Example: She lives down by the park.
Definition: Towards the opponent's side (in ball-sports).
Definition: Into a state of non-operation.
Example: The computer has been shut down.
Definition: To a subordinate or less prestigious position or rank.
Example: After the incident, Kelly went down to Second Lieutenant.
Definition: In the direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero.
Definition: (sentence substitute) Get down.
Example: Down, boy! (such as to direct a dog to stand on four legs from two, or to sit from standing on four legs.)
Definition: (academia) Away from Oxford or Cambridge.
Example: He's gone back down to Newcastle for Christmas.
Definition: From a remoter or higher antiquity.
Example: These traditions have been handed down over generations.
Definition: So as to lessen quantity, level or intensity.
Example: Please turn the music down!
Definition: So as to reduce size, weight or volume.
Example: Boil the mixture down to a syrupy consistency.
Definition: From less to greater detail.
Example: This spreadsheet lets you drill down to daily or even hourly sales figures.
Definition: So as to secure or compress something to the floor, ground, or other (usually horizontal) surface.
Example: We need to nail down this carpet so people don't keep tripping over it.
Definition: (intensifier) Used with verbs to add emphasis to the action of the verb.
Example: They tamped (down) the asphalt to get a better bond.
Definition: Used with verbs to indicate that the action of the verb was carried to some state of completion, rather than being of indefinite duration.
Example: He boiled the mixture. / He boiled down the mixture.