Adown
Adown A*down", prep. Down. [Archaic & Poetic] [1913 Webster]

Her hair adown her shoulders loosely lay displayed. --Prior. [1913 Webster]


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  • Adown — A*down , adv. [OE. adun, adoun, adune. AS. of d[=u]ne off the hill. See {Down}.] From a higher to a lower situation; downward; down, to or on the ground. [Archaic] Thrice did she sink adown. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adown — [ə doun′] adv., prep. [ME adoun < OE adun: see DOWN1] Now Rare down …   English World dictionary

  • adown — I. əˈ adverb Etymology: Middle English adoun, adoune, from Old English adūne, of dūne, from a (from of) or of off, from + dūne, dative of dūn hill more at of, down …   Useful english dictionary

  • adown — /euh down /, adv., prep. Archaic. down. [bef. 1000; ME adoun, OE of dune off the hill. See A 2, DOWN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • adown — 1. adverb /əˈdaʊn/ Down, downward; to or in a lower place. Whan Sir Palomydes had herde hym sey so, he kneled adowne and asked mercy [...]. 2. preposition /əˈdaʊn/ Down …   Wiktionary

  • adown — prep. [adun]. O. and N. 1452 adv. RG. 376 …   Oldest English Words

  • adown — adv. down, downward; at the bottom, in a downward direction prep. down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • adown — /əˈdaʊn/ (say uh down) adverb 1. down. –preposition 2. down …   Australian English dictionary

  • Down — Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down helm — Down Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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