down east
adverb Usage: often capitalized D&E Date: 1825 in or into the northeast coastal section of the United States and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada; specifically in or into coastal Maine • down east adjective, often capitalized D&E

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  • Down East — For other uses, see Down East (disambiguation). In New England, the term Down East is applied in several different ways. In the narrowest sense, Down East refers to the coast of the U.S. state of Maine from Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border.… …   Wikipedia

  • Down\ East — • Down East • down east noun the northeast coastal part of the United States and part of Canada; especially: the coastal parts of Maine. Many people in Boston like to go down east for their summer vacation. Compare: I wouldn t do it for a farm… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down\ east — • Down East • down east noun the northeast coastal part of the United States and part of Canada; especially: the coastal parts of Maine. Many people in Boston like to go down east for their summer vacation. Compare: I wouldn t do it for a farm… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • down-East — down East, 1. New England. 2. the northeastern part of New England, especially Maine. down East «DOWN EEST», adjective, adverb. –adj. of or having to do with northeastern New England, especially Maine: »a down East twang. –adv. in, to, or toward… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Down East — Down′ East′ adv. (often l.c.) 1) geg in or to New England 2) geg in or to the state of Maine 3) in or to the Maritime Provinces 4) geg New England 5) geg the state of Maine 6) can. brit. the Maritime Provinces • Etymology: 1810–20, amer. down… …   From formal English to slang

  • Down East — ☆ Down East adj., adv. [also d e ] Informal in or into New England, esp. Maine down easter n …   English World dictionary

  • down east — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adverb (or adjective) Usage: often capitalized D&E : in or into the northeast coastal section of the United States and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada; specifically : in or into coastal Maine * * * 1. in, to, or into New… …   Useful english dictionary

  • down east — or[Down East] {n.} The northeast coastal part of the United States and part of Canada; especially: the coastal parts of Maine. * /Many people in Boston like to go down east for their summer vacation./ Compare: I WOULDN T DO IT FOR A FARM DOWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down east — or[Down East] {n.} The northeast coastal part of the United States and part of Canada; especially: the coastal parts of Maine. * /Many people in Boston like to go down east for their summer vacation./ Compare: I WOULDN T DO IT FOR A FARM DOWN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • down East — 1. in, to, or into New England. 2. New England. 3. in, to, or into the state of Maine. 4. the state of Maine. 5. Canadian. a. in, to, or into the Maritime Provinces. b. the Maritime Provinces. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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