Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “down”

down

adjective [never before noun]     /daʊn/
SAD B2 sad : What's the matter ? You look a bit down today.Feeling sad and unhappy
NOT WORKING If a computer or machine is down, it is temporarily not working : The network was down all morning .Computer concepts
(Definition of down adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

scramble

to mix eggs with a little milk and mix again as they are being fried

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More