• Noun: soft fine feathers
• Noun: (American football) a complete play to advance the football; example: "you have four downs to gain ten yards"
• Noun: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
• Noun: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
• Noun: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
• Verb: drink down entirely; examples: "He downed three martinis before dinner", "She killed a bottle of brandy that night", "They popped a few beer after work"
• Verb: eat immoderately; example: "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
• Verb: bring down or defeat (an opponent)
• Verb: shoot at and force to come down; example: "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
• Verb: cause to come or go down; examples: "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect", "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
• Verb: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; example: "refine one's style of writing"
• Adj: being or moving lower in position or less in some value; examples: "lay face down", "the moon is down", "our team is down by a run", "down by a pawn", "the stock market is down today"
• Adj: becoming progressively lower; example: "the down trend in the real estate market"
• Adj: understood perfectly; example: "had his algebra problems down"
• Adj: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; examples: "the down staircase", "the downward course of the stream"
• Adj: being put out by a strikeout; example: "two down in the bottom of the ninth"
• Adj: lower than previously; examples: "the market is depressed", "prices are down"
• Adj: shut; example: "the shades were down"
• Adj: not functioning (temporarily or permanently); example: "we can't work because the computer is down"
• Adj: low in spirits; examples: "lonely and blue in a strange city", "depressed by the loss of his job", "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face", "downcast after his defeat", "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
• Adv: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; examples: "don't fall down", "rode the lift up and skied down", "prices plunged downward"
• Adv: away from a more central or a more northerly place; examples: "was sent down to work at the regional office", "worked down on the farm", "came down for the wedding", "flew down to Florida"
• Adv: paid in cash at time of purchase; example: "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
• Adv: from an earlier time; example: "the story was passed down from father to son"
• Adv: to a lower intensity; example: "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
• Adv: in an inactive or inoperative state; examples: "the factory went down during the strike", "the computer went down again"
But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.
Americans now know that housing prices can go down and they can go down by 10, 20, 30, and in some cases, 40 or 50 percent. We know they can go down. But five years ago, we thought they could only go up.
If Britain was to close down altogether overnight, then China would take up the slack of carbon emissions in two years. If America closed down, just the growth in China's emissions would replace America's emissions in 12 years.
I recently saw the movie about Ray Charles, and there's a scene where he falls down and the mother doesn't help him. She says, I don't want anyone to treat you like a cripple. I've fallen down before, and Molly will say, get up and just go.
It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream - they could be down 30 points but that's what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense!
When you're a chef, you graze. You never get a chance to sit down and eat. They don't actually sit down and eat before you cook. So when I finish work, the first thing I'll do, and especially when I'm in New York, I'll go for a run. And I'll run 10 or 15k on my - and I run to gain my appetite.
For an actor, you're rejected eight or ten times a day. All you've got to sell is yourself. You're not selling products, they're not turning down a car, they're turning you down. Most people can't handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way.
I think where I differ a little bit, we absolutely have to think about the deficit looking down the road. And certainly that's something the president has said that we need to, as the economy recovers, have a plan in place for getting it down.
The difference with football is you're out on the pitch, you feel as though you can do something about it, or score a goal. But when that horse goes down to post as an owner you have no involvement whatsoever. It's a lonely old place in the stand. It's just down to man and beast.