Talk:down

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what about "are you down tonight?" "yeah, i'm down man; count me in!"

down with[edit]

Where can I find this sense: "down with the tyranny!" or similar? Anatoli 05:03, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

I am still interested where to fit this sense. I'll put it under "Interjection". --Anatoli 05:45, 3 May 2010 (UTC)


Preposition may be removed[edit]

"Down" is not a preposition. The two meanings under the heading Preposition are also given under the heading "Adverb" Aursani (talk) 19:43, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

Is not the military sense different?[edit]

I would think that for a person to "down" an enemy fighter or missile is a different thing from a storm to "down" a tree. DeistCosmos (talk) 15:02, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Etymology is fine except for the imaginary Proto-Indo-European root and meaning[4]. The high standard of etymologies from Wiktionary are sometimes unique, (for example, that of DOG[7]). DOWN and also DUN (dusky brown) are two word examples continued from the Celtic[7], due to the influence of other Germanic words from Saxon conquests. Werdna Yrneh Yarg (talk) 11:49, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

[0] means 'Absolutely not; [1] means 'Exceedingly unlikely'; [2] means 'Very dubious'; [3] means 'Questionable'; [4] means 'Possible'; [5] means 'Probable'; [6] means 'Likely'; [7] means 'Most Likely' or *Unattested; [8] means 'Attested'; [9] means 'Obvious' - only used for close matches within the same language or dialect, at linkable periods.

Andrew H. Gray 21:17, 4 November 2015 (UTC)Andrew