Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A rejection.
  • n. One who has been turned down or rejected.
  • n. Something that is folded down, as on a garment.
  • n. A downturn.
  • adj. Being or capable of being turned or folded down: a turndown collar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A downturn
  • n. The service of turning down the bedcovers and often leaving chocolates etc. on the pillow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being turned down
  • adj. Made to wear with the upper part turned down.
  • n. An act of refusing or of being refused
  • n. a decline in activity, especially business.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Folded or doubled down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of refusing an offer
  • v. refuse entrance or membership
  • v. reject with contempt
  • v. take a downward direction
  • v. make lower or quieter
  • v. refuse to accept

Etymologies

turn +‎ down (Wiktionary)

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