Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. down, downward; to or in a lower place.
  • prep. down

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. From a higher to a lower situation; downward; down, to or on the ground.
  • prep. Down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • From a higher to a lower part; downward; down; to or on the ground.
  • From a higher to a lower situation; down: implying descent.
  • From top to bottom of; along the length of; downward; all along.

Etymologies

Old English adūn, earlier of dūne ("off the hill") (compare Latin ad vallum > Old French à val, used in the same way). (Wiktionary)

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