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English definition of “down”

down

adverb (OLDER TO YOUNGER)    /daʊn/
from an older person to a younger one: The necklace has been passed / handed down through seven generations . These myths have come down to us from prehistoric times .Down and downwardMoving downwards Grammar:Down, downwards or Grammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:Grammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:
(Definition of down adverb (OLDER TO YOUNGER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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