downs

daÊŠn n. hill; hilly upland country; soft insulating feathers; fine soft hairs; descent; reverse; four plays in a row that advance a team at least ten yards down the field toward a touchdown (American football) v. cause to come down, knock down, shoot down; defeat; overthrow; descend; drink, swallow (Slang) adj. depressed; mean, base; low; not working, out-of-order (Computers) adv. downward, to a lower level, in a downward direction prep. over, along to, through, toward, in a downward direction

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Downs — or The Downs may refer to: Contents 1 Places 2 Health 3 Surname 4 …   Wikipedia

  • Downs — (dounz) Two roughly parallel ranges of chalk hills in southeast England. The North Downs extend about 161 km (100 mi) from west to east; the South Downs, about 105 km (65 mi). Both are sheep rearing areas. * * * the general name for a number of… …   Universalium

  • Downs — Downs, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 776 Housing Units (2000): 301 Land area (2000): 2.705538 sq. miles (7.007311 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.705538 sq. miles (7.007311 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Downs, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 776 Housing Units (2000): 301 Land area (2000): 2.705538 sq. miles (7.007311 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.705538 sq. miles (7.007311 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Downs, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 1038 Housing Units (2000): 543 Land area (2000): 1.102563 sq. miles (2.855626 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.102563 sq. miles (2.855626 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • downs — downs; downs·man; …   English syllables

  • Downs — (Flushings, Duffels) These are heavy woollen fabrics for shipping. They are woven in the 4 shaft twill about 36 ends and 28 picks per inch, from two fold cotton warp 2/18 s to 2/26 s, and thick woollen weft. They are, heavily milled and raised.… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Downs — (engl., spr. Dauns), 1) niedrige, kahle Hügel, längs der Südküste von England, werden in Dorsetshire u. Wiltshire höher u. gebirgartig; 2) so v.w. Dünen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Downs [1] — Downs (spr. dauns), s. Schaf …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Downs [2] — Downs (spr. dauns, »Dünen«), zwei Höhenzüge in England, die, von der Ebene von Salisbury ausgehend, sich in östlicher Richtung erstrecken. Die nördlichen D., die im Inkpen Beacon (südlich vom Kennet) 296 m Höhe erreichen, enden mit den Felsen… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Downs [3] — Downs (spr. dauns), berühmte Reede in der Straße von Calais, der englischen Stadt Deal gegenüber, im O. durch die Goodwin Sands geschützt. Hier vernichtete der holländische Admiralleutnant Marten Tromp 21. Okt. 1639 die letzte bedeutende… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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