down 英 [daʊn] 美 [daʊn]
adv. 向下，下去；在下面 adj. 向下的 n. 软毛，绒毛；[地质] 开阔的高地
进行时:downing 过去式:downed 过去分词:downed 第三人称单数:downs 名词复数:downs
- The adverb down means "from a higher place to a lower one," like when a person climbs down a ladder or a waiter puts a tray full of cakes down on a table.
- adv. 向下，下去；在下面
- adj. 向下的
- n. 软毛，绒毛；[地质] 开阔的高地
- prep. 沿着，往下
- vt. 打倒，击败
- vi. 下降；下去
1. A spider is going down
2. She jumped down off the chair.
3. Please sit down.
4. Prices have gone down recently.
5. Turn the music down!
6. They flew down to Texas.
7. Did you get that down?
8. I always write everything down.
9. I'm just going down to the post office.
10. Tears ran down her face.
11. to down a plane
- down (adv.) late Old English shortened form of Old English ofdune "downwards," from dune "from the hill," dative of dun "hill" (see down (n.2)). A sense development peculiar to English.
- down (n.1) "soft feathers," late 14c., from Old Norse dunn, of uncertain origin.
- down (n.2) Old English dun "down, moor; height, hill, mountain," from Proto-Germanic *dunaz- (source also of Middle Dutch dunen "sandy hill," Dutch duin), "probably a pre-insular loan-word from Celtic" [Cambridge Dictionary of English Place-Names], in other words, borrowed at a very early period, before the Anglo-Saxon migration, from PIE root *dheue- "to close, finish, come full circle." Meaning "elevated rolling grassland" is from c. 1300.
- down (v.) 1560s, from down (adv.). Meaning "swallow hastily" is by 1860; football sense of "bring down (an opposing player) by tackling" is attested by 1887. Related: Downed; downing.