Down is an American heavy metal supergroup that formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's current lineup consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarist Pepper Keenan, guitarist Bobby Landgraf, bassist Pat Bruders and drummer Jimmy Bower. Since their formation, Down has gone on hiatus twice. To date, Down has released three studio albums, NOLA, Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow, and Down III: Over the Under . Since 2008, the band has been working on new material, which will result in a minimum of two EPs being released. The first, entitled Down IV Part I – The Purple EP, was released on September 18, 2012.

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  1. Hill, rolling grassland
    Churchill Downs, Upson Downs (from Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis).
  2. Field, especially for racing.
  3. A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep.
  4. A road for shipping in the English Channel or Straits of Dover, near Deal, employed as a naval rendezvous in time of war.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. a negative aspect; a downer.
    I love almost everything about my job. The only down is that I can't take Saturdays off.
  2. A grudge ( someone).
  3. An act of swallowing an entire drink in one.
  4. A single play, from the time the ball is snapped (the start) to the time the whistle is blown (the end) when the ball is down, or is downed.
    I bet after the third down, the kicker will replace the quarterback on the field.
  5. A clue whose solution runs vertically in the grid.
    I haven't solved 12 or 13 across, but I've got most of the downs.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. Soft, fluffy immature feathers which grow on young birds. Used as insulating material in duvets, sleeping bags and jackets.
  2. The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, such as the thistle.
  3. The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
  4. That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down.


  1. To drink or swallow, especially without stopping before the vessel containing the liquid is empty.
    He downed an ale and ordered another.
  2. To cause to come down; to knock down or subdue.
    The storm downed several old trees along the highway.
  3. To put a ball in a pocket; to pot a ball.
    He downed two balls on the break.
  4. To bring a play to an end by touching the ball to the ground or while it is on the ground.
    He downed it at the seven-yard line.
  5. To write off; to make fun of.
  6. To go down; to descend.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.


  1. Depressed, feeling low.
    So, things got you down? / Is Rodney Dangerfield giving you no respect? / Well, bunky, cheer up!
  2. On a lower level than before.
    The stock market is down.
    Prices are down.
  3. Having a lower score than an opponent.
    They are down by 3-0 with just 5 minutes to play.
    He was down by a bishop and a pawn after 15 moves.
    At 5-1 down, she produced a great comeback to win the set on a tiebreak.
  4. With "on", negative about, hostile to
    Ever since Nixon, I've been down on Republicans.
  5. Relaxed about, accepting of.
    Are you down to hang out at the mall, Jamal?
    As long as you're down with helping me pick a phone, Tyrone.
  6. Inoperable; out of order; out of service.
    ''The system is down.
  7. finished (of a task); defeated or dealt with (of an opponent or obstacle)
    Two down and three to go. (Two tasks completed and three more still to be done.)
  8. Committed to memory; memorised, in phrases like:
    It's two weeks until opening night and our lines are still not down yet.
  9. Downright; absolute; positive.
    a down denial


  1. From a higher position to a lower one; downwards.
  2. At a lower place or position.
  3. South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).
  4. Away from the city (even if the location is to the North).
  5. Into a state of non-operation.
  6. The direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero.
  7. Get down.
  8. Away from Oxford or Cambridge.
  9. From a remoter or higher antiquity.
  10. From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence.
  11. From less to greater detail.

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