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down·town

 (doun′toun′)
n.
The lower part or the business center of a city or town.
adv. (doun′toun′)
To, toward, or in the lower part or the business center of a city or town.
adj. (doun′toun′)
Of, relating to, or located downtown.

downtown

(ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn)
n
(Human Geography) the central or lower part of a city, esp the main commercial area
adv
(Human Geography) towards, to, or into this area
adj
(Human Geography) of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area: downtown Manhattan.
ˈdownˈtowner n

down•town

(ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn)

adv.
1. to or in the main business section of a city.
adj.
2. situated in the downtown section of a city.
n.
3. the downtown section of a city.
[1825–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.downtown - the central area or commercial center of a town or citydowntown - the central area or commercial center of a town or city; "the heart of Birmingham's downtown"
city district - a district of a town or city
Tin Pan Alley - a city district (originally in New York) where composers and publishers of popular music do business
Adj.1.downtown - of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center; "downtown Manhattan"; "delinquents roaming the downtown streets"
uptown - of or located in the upper part of a town; "uptown residential areas"
Adv.1.downtown - toward or in the lower or central part of town
uptown - toward or in the upper part of town
Translations
في مَرْكِز المَدينَه التِّجارينَحْو مَرْكِز المَدينَه التِّجاريوَسَطُ الـمَدِينَة
centrum městado centrav centru
centrali centruminde i byen
urbcentrourbomezo
keskustakeskustassa
(poslovni) centar grada
belváros: a belvárosbabelvárosi
niîri í bæ; miîbæjar-niîur í bæ
繁華街へ
도심지에
središče mesta
i city
ตัวเมือง
kent merkezikentin merkezikentin merkezinde/ merkezine doğru
trung tâm thành phố

downtown

[ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn] (US)
A. ADVal centro
B. ADJ downtown San Franciscoel centro de San Francisco

downtown

[ˈdaʊntaʊn] (US)
adven ville
adj [area] → centre(-ville)
downtown Chicago → le centre-ville de Chicago
ncentre ville m

downtown

[ˈdaʊnˈtaʊn]
1. adv (Am) → in città, in centro
2. adj downtown San Franciscoil centro di San Francisco

down1

(daun) adverb
1. towards or in a low or lower position, level or state. He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.
2. on or to the ground. The little boy fell down and cut his knee.
3. from earlier to later times. The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.
4. from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc. Prices have been going down steadily.
5. towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre. We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
preposition
1. in a lower position on. Their house is halfway down the hill.
2. to a lower position on, by, through or along. Water poured down the drain.
3. along. The teacher's gaze travelled slowly down the line of children.
verb
to finish (a drink) very quickly, especially in one gulp. He downed a pint of beer.
ˈdownward adjective
leading, moving etc down. a downward curve.
ˈdownward(s) adverb
towards a lower position or state. The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-ˈout noun, adjective
(a person) having no money and no means of earning a living. a hostel for down-and-outs.
ˌdown-at-ˈheel adjective
shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed.
ˈdowncast adjective
(of a person) depressed; in low spirits. a downcast expression.
ˈdownfall noun
a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin. the downfall of our hopes.
ˌdownˈgrade verb
to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance. His job was downgraded.
ˌdownˈhearted adjective
depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something. Don't be downhearted! – we may yet win.
ˌdownˈhill adverb
1. down a slope. The road goes downhill all the way from our house to yours.
2. towards a worse and worse state. We expected him to die, I suppose, because he's been going steadily downhill for months.
downˈhill racing noun
racing downhill on skis.
downˈhill skiing noun
ˌdown-in-the-ˈmouth adjective
miserable; in low spirits.
down payment
a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time.
ˈdownpour noun
a very heavy fall of rain.
ˈdownright adverb
plainly; there's no other word for it. I think he was downright rude!
adjective
He is a downright nuisance!
ˈdownstairs adjective
, ˌdownˈstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor. He walked downstairs; I left my book downstairs; a downstairs flat.
ˌdownˈstream adverb
further along a river towards the sea. We found/rowed the boat downstream.
ˌdown-to-ˈearth adjective
practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc. She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
ˈdowntown adjective
(American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping. downtown Manhattan.
ˌdownˈtown adverb
(also down town) in or towards this area. to go downtown; I was down town yesterday.
ˈdown-trodden adjective
badly treated; treated without respect. a down-trodden wife.
be/go down with
to be or become ill with. The children all went down with measles.
down on one's luck
having bad luck.
down tools
to stop working. When the man was sacked his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with
get rid of. Down with the dictator!
get down to
to begin working seriously at or on. I must get down to some letters!
suit (someone) down to the ground
to suit perfectly. That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.

downtown

وَسَطُ الـمَدِينَة centrum města i centrum in die Stadt στο κέντρο της πόλης en el/al centro de la ciudad, en el centro de la ciudad keskustassa en ville (poslovni) centar grada in centro 繁華街へ 도심지에 naar de binnenstad sentrums- w centrum miasta no centro da cidade расположенный в центре города i city ตัวเมือง kent merkezi trung tâm thành phố 在市中心

downtown

n. centro (de la ciudad).
References in classic literature ?
I'll be here," promised Ned; and then he went downtown to attend to some matters con- nected with his new duties, which were much less irksome than those he had had when he had been in the bank.
I was glad, when I came home from school at noon, to see a farm-wagon standing in the back yard, and I was always ready to run downtown to get beefsteak or baker's bread for unexpected company.
As his car slid downtown on Tuesday morning the mind of Arnold Thorndike was occupied with such details of daily routine as the purchase of a railroad, the Japanese loan, the new wing to his art gallery, and an attack that morning, in his own newspaper, upon his pet trust.
So they drove downtown and stopped before an imposing granite building, in which they interviewed an official, who had the papers all ready, with only the names to be filled in.
When we got downtown I found that we could go by rail to within five miles of Heilbronn.
So he entertained Wilson with some airs and graces and attitudes for a while, then stepped out of sight and resumed the other disguise, and by and by went down and out the back way and started downtown to reconnoiter the scene of his intended labors.
To-morrow he would go into the roaring downtown district and find work.
Unless you have any choice, I will take you to a little place downtown where we can imagine ourselves back on the Continent, and where we shall be spared the horror of green corn.
Think Small--While there's not a lot of money right now for making large downtown improvements, there are probably small, inexpensive things in your downtown that need to be addressed.
In the last couple of years, we're seeing a very positive momentum building in the downtown compared to five to ten years ago," says Maureen Luoma, executive director, Downtown Sudbury.
The new organization will oversee the planning and implementation of Downtown's development and infrastructure projects, promote Downtown Brooklyn as a business location and manage the security and sanitation services provided by Downtown business improvement districts.
More than 50 residents, ranging from a group of Monte Vista Elementary School students to retirees, spent the early afternoon braving 99-degree temperatures to walk downtown with city staff and consultants to see what they liked and didn't like.