Down Down, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Downed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Downing}.] To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down. [Archaic or Colloq.] ``To down proud hearts.'' --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

I remember how you downed Beauclerk and Hamilton, the wits, once at our house. --Madame D'Arblay. [1913 Webster]

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  • Downing — Downing, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 257 Housing Units (2000): 107 Land area (2000): 2.974642 sq. miles (7.704288 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.974642 sq. miles (7.704288… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Downing — (spr. Dauning), Andrew Jackson, geb. 1815 zu Newburgh im Staate New York, widmete sich der Baukunst u. Kunstgärtnerei u. ertrank 1852 auf einer Reise nach Washington. Er schr.: Treatise on the theory and practice of landscape gardening, New York… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Downing — This name is of Anglo Saxon origin and is from a nickname for a man with particularly dark hair or a swarthy complexion, usually found as Dunn , and of which Downing and Dunning are the patronymic forms, meaning the son of Dunn . The derivation… …   Surnames reference

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  • Downing — /ˈdaʊnɪŋ/ (say downing) noun Richard Ivan, 1915–75, Australian economist and academic; proponent of academic reform …   Australian English dictionary

  • Downing — noun United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815 1852) • Syn: ↑Andrew Jackson Downing • Instance Hypernyms: ↑landscape architect, ↑landscape gardener, ↑landscaper, ↑landscapist * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Downing — /dow ning/, n. Andrew Jackson, 1815 52, U.S. landscape architect. * * * …   Universalium

  • downing — noun An occasion on which something is downed …   Wiktionary

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