Meaning of "down" in Essential American English Dictionary


adverb, preposition us /dɑʊn/

A1 moving from above and onto a surface:

Put that box down on the floor.

A2 toward or in a lower place:

I bent down to have a look.

A2 toward or at a lower level or amount:

Can you turn the music down?
down the road, river, etc.

A2 along or further along the road, river, etc.:

There’s another gas station down the street.
note/write something down

B1 to write something on a piece of paper:

Can I just write down your phone number?

(Definition of “down adverb, preposition” from the Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)