from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The humbling of a person by act or words.
- n. A retort or a reproof that has a humbling effect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The humbling of a person by act or words, especially by a disparaging remark, a retort or a reproof; the retort or the reproof which has such effect. Also called put-down.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A depressing or humiliating rebuke or reprehension; a rebuff; an unexpected and overwhelming answer or reply.
- n. A meal to sit down to (implying luxury).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. reach or come to rest
- v. cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
- v. put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
- v. leave or unload
- v. go ashore
- v. put or settle into a position
The process is known as "wind setdown," which is defined as a drop in water level caused by wind stress acting on the surface of a body of water for an extended period of time.
You kissed Minerva, and she gave you a setdown to blister your ears.
Phall if you but will, rise you must: and none so soon either shall the pharce for the nunce come to a setdown secular phoenish.
Before I start to answer some of your questions, or charges/insults, I am going to attempt a little clarification of what I meant by my education leading me to doubt that there is any one particularly setdown, tried and true, “scientific method”.
He had the distinct feeling that he was being dealt a sharp setdown.
At least ten of them had simply melted away when one of the remaining tubes lost half its liner seconds before setdown.
All weathers, all places, time or setdown, no will of their own.
How many times had a rough approach or a bad setdown offered reasons for her never to set foot on the deck of a spacecraft again?
"That must have been quite a setdown you gave her."
"She cannot bear to be out of favor with Kenneth, and he has given her an even mightier setdown, as you must know."