Down draught
Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster]

2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway. [1913 Webster]

{Down draught}, a downward draft, as in a flue, chimney, shaft of a mine, etc.

{Down in the mouth}, {Down at the mouth} chopfallen; dejected. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Down — Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down at the mouth — Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down in the mouth — Down Down, a. 1. Downcast; as, a down look. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. Downright; absolute; positive; as, a down denial. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. Downward; going down; sloping; as, a down stroke; a down grade; a down train on a railway.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down — 1. adv., prep., adj., v., & n. adv. (superl. downmost) 1 into or towards a lower place, esp. to the ground (fall down; knelt down). 2 in a lower place or position (blinds were down). 3 to or in a place regarded as lower, esp.: a southwards. b… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Draught — Draught, n. [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See {Draft}, n., {Draw}.] 1. The act of drawing or pulling; as: (a) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like. [1913 Webster] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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