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Definition of down preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



/daʊn/ down pronunciation American
1 from a high or higher point on something to a lower oneThe stone rolled down the hill.Tears ran down her face.Her hair hung down her back to her waist.2 along; toward the direction in which you are facingHe lives just down the street.Go down the road till you reach the traffic lights.There's a bridge a mile down the river from here.3 all through a period of timean exhibition of costumes down the ages (= from all periods of history)