Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “down payment”

down payment

noun [C]    /ˈdɑʊn ˈpeɪ·mənt/
an amount of money that is part of the total cost, paid at the time when you buy something
(Definition of down payment noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of down payment

Definitions of “down payment” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


If you crew a boat, or crew for someone on their boat, you help to sail it.

Word of the Day


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