part of speech: adverb

definition 1: from a higher to a lower position; toward or into a lower position.

  • The rain came down in buckets.
  • She reached down to pick up the cat.

synonyms: below, beneath, downward, over

antonyms: aloft, up

definition 2: to or at a lower or worse level.

  • Turn down the radio.
  • His grades have gone down.

synonyms: downward, low

antonyms: up

definition 3: to or in a lying or sitting position.

  • He sat down on the couch.
  • Lie down and go to sleep.

definition 4: from a past time.

  • That story has been handed down in my family for generations.

definition 5: in writing.

  • It is wise to put your ideas down on paper.