Down

Down
I [daʊn]
avverbio
1) (from higher to lower level)

to go down — andare giù, scendere

to fall down — cadere (giù), crollare

to sit down on the floor — sedersi per terra

I'm on my way down — sto scendendo

is Tim down yet? — (from upstairs) è già sceso Tim?

down! — (to dog) a cuccia!

"down" — (in crossword) "verticali"

read down to the end of the paragraph — leggi fino alla fine del paragrafo

2) (indicating position at lower level)

down below — giù, in basso; (when looking down from height) laggiù

down here — quaggiù

two floors down — due piani sotto o più giù

it's on the second shelf down — è sul secondo scaffale partendo dall'alto

down at the bottom of the lake — giù in fondo al lago

3) (indicating direction)

to go down to Naples — andare (giù) a Napoli

down in Brighton — (giù) a Brighton

they live down south — colloq. vivono nel Sud

4) (in a range, scale, hierarchy)

children from the age of 10 down — i bambini dai dieci anni in giù

from the sixteenth century down to the present day — dal sedicesimo secolo (fino) ai giorni nostri

5) (indicating loss of money etc.)

bookings are down by a half — le prenotazioni si sono dimezzate, sono diminuite della metà

profits are well down on last year's — i profitti sono nettamente inferiori a quelli dell'anno scorso

I'm Ј 10 down — sono sotto di 10 sterline

6) (indicating reduction)

to get one's weight down — dimagrire, perdere peso

to get the price down — far ridurre il prezzo

I'm down to my last cigarette — non mi resta che una sigaretta

that's seven down, three to go! — fatti sette o via sette, ne restano tre!

7) (on list, schedule)

you're down to speak next — tu sei il prossimo a parlare

I've got you down for Thursday — (in appointment book) le ho fissato un appuntamento per giovedì

8) (incapacitated)

to be down with the flu — avere l'influenza, essere a letto con l'influenza

9) sport

to be two sets down — [tennis player] essere in svantaggio di due set

10) (as deposit)

to pay Ј 40 down — pagare 40 sterline in contanti

11) (downwards)

face down — a faccia in giù o prono

••

it's down to you to do it — dipende da te farlo

down with tyrants! — abbasso i tiranni!

••
Note:
Down often occurs as the second element in verb combinations in English (go down, fall down, get down, keep down, put down etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry (go, fall, get, keep, put etc.). - When used after such verbs as sit or lie, down implies the action being done. Compare the following examples and their translations: she is sitting = lei siede / è seduta; she is sitting down = lei si siede / si sta sedendo. - For examples and further usages, see the entry below
II [daʊn]
preposizione
1) (from higher to lower point)

to run down the hill — scendere giù dalla collina correndo

did you enjoy the journey down? — hai fatto buon viaggio?

down town — (giù) in città

2) (at a lower part of)

they live down the road — abitano più giù in questa strada

a few miles down the river from here — qualche miglio più a valle

it's down the corridor to your right — è in fondo al corridoio alla sua destra

3) (along)

to go down the street — andare lungo la strada

with buttons all down the front — abbottonato sul davanti

he looked down her throat — le ha guardato in gola

4) (throughout)

down the ages o centuries — nel corso dei secoli

III [daʊn]
aggettivo
1) colloq.

to feel down — sentersi giù, a terra

2) [escalator] che scende; BE [train] che va in provincia (dalla città principale)
3) inform. fuori uso, guasto
IV [daʊn]
verbo transitivo colloq.
1) abbattere, buttare a terra [person]; abbattere [plane]
2) (drink)

he downed his beer — si è scolato o ha tracannato la sua birra

V [daʊn]
nome

to have a down on sb. — colloq. avercela con qcn

VI [daʊn]
nome
1) (of birds) piumino m.
2) (of body, plants) lanugine f., peluria f.
* * *
I 1. 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.)
2. 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.)
3. verb
(to finish (a drink) very quickly, especially in one gulp: He downed a pint of beer.)
- downwards
- downward
- down-and-out
- down-at-heel
- downcast
- downfall
- downgrade
- downhearted
- downhill
- downhill racing
- downhill skiing
- down-in-the-mouth
- down payment
- downpour
- downright
4. adjective
He is a downright nuisance!) assoluto
- downstream
- down-to-earth
- downtown
- downtown
- down-trodden
- be/go down with
- down on one's luck
- down tools
- down with
- get down to
- suit someone down to the ground
- suit down to the ground
II noun
(small, soft feathers: a quilt filled with down.)
- downy
* * *
(Place names) Down /daʊn/
* * *
I [daʊn]
avverbio
1) (from higher to lower level)

to go down — andare giù, scendere

to fall down — cadere (giù), crollare

to sit down on the floor — sedersi per terra

I'm on my way down — sto scendendo

is Tim down yet? — (from upstairs) è già sceso Tim?

down! — (to dog) a cuccia!

"down" — (in crossword) "verticali"

read down to the end of the paragraph — leggi fino alla fine del paragrafo

2) (indicating position at lower level)

down below — giù, in basso; (when looking down from height) laggiù

down here — quaggiù

two floors down — due piani sotto o più giù

it's on the second shelf down — è sul secondo scaffale partendo dall'alto

down at the bottom of the lake — giù in fondo al lago

3) (indicating direction)

to go down to Naples — andare (giù) a Napoli

down in Brighton — (giù) a Brighton

they live down south — colloq. vivono nel Sud

4) (in a range, scale, hierarchy)

children from the age of 10 down — i bambini dai dieci anni in giù

from the sixteenth century down to the present day — dal sedicesimo secolo (fino) ai giorni nostri

5) (indicating loss of money etc.)

bookings are down by a half — le prenotazioni si sono dimezzate, sono diminuite della metà

profits are well down on last year's — i profitti sono nettamente inferiori a quelli dell'anno scorso

I'm Ј 10 down — sono sotto di 10 sterline

6) (indicating reduction)

to get one's weight down — dimagrire, perdere peso

to get the price down — far ridurre il prezzo

I'm down to my last cigarette — non mi resta che una sigaretta

that's seven down, three to go! — fatti sette o via sette, ne restano tre!

7) (on list, schedule)

you're down to speak next — tu sei il prossimo a parlare

I've got you down for Thursday — (in appointment book) le ho fissato un appuntamento per giovedì

8) (incapacitated)

to be down with the flu — avere l'influenza, essere a letto con l'influenza

9) sport

to be two sets down — [tennis player] essere in svantaggio di due set

10) (as deposit)

to pay Ј 40 down — pagare 40 sterline in contanti

11) (downwards)

face down — a faccia in giù o prono

••

it's down to you to do it — dipende da te farlo

down with tyrants! — abbasso i tiranni!

••
Note:
Down often occurs as the second element in verb combinations in English (go down, fall down, get down, keep down, put down etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry (go, fall, get, keep, put etc.). - When used after such verbs as sit or lie, down implies the action being done. Compare the following examples and their translations: she is sitting = lei siede / è seduta; she is sitting down = lei si siede / si sta sedendo. - For examples and further usages, see the entry below
II [daʊn]
preposizione
1) (from higher to lower point)

to run down the hill — scendere giù dalla collina correndo

did you enjoy the journey down? — hai fatto buon viaggio?

down town — (giù) in città

2) (at a lower part of)

they live down the road — abitano più giù in questa strada

a few miles down the river from here — qualche miglio più a valle

it's down the corridor to your right — è in fondo al corridoio alla sua destra

3) (along)

to go down the street — andare lungo la strada

with buttons all down the front — abbottonato sul davanti

he looked down her throat — le ha guardato in gola

4) (throughout)

down the ages o centuries — nel corso dei secoli

III [daʊn]
aggettivo
1) colloq.

to feel down — sentersi giù, a terra

2) [escalator] che scende; BE [train] che va in provincia (dalla città principale)
3) inform. fuori uso, guasto
IV [daʊn]
verbo transitivo colloq.
1) abbattere, buttare a terra [person]; abbattere [plane]
2) (drink)

he downed his beer — si è scolato o ha tracannato la sua birra

V [daʊn]
nome

to have a down on sb. — colloq. avercela con qcn

VI [daʊn]
nome
1) (of birds) piumino m.
2) (of body, plants) lanugine f., peluria f.

English-Italian dictionary. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Down — Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position; below;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down on — Down Down, adv. [For older adown, AS. ad[=u]n, ad[=u]ne, prop., from or off the hill. See 3d {Down}, and cf. {Adown}, and cf. {Adown}.] 1. In the direction of gravity or toward the center of the earth; toward or in a lower place or position;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Down — may refer to: Relative direction, where down is the direction towards the centre of gravity of a celestial object. Railroad directions, where down and up have locally significant meanings Down feather, a soft bird feather frequently used in… …   Wikipedia

  • down — down1 [doun] adv. [ME doun < adune, adown < OE adune, ofdune, from the hill < a , of , off, from + dune, dat. of dun, hill: see DOWN3] 1. from a higher to a lower place; toward the ground 2. in, on, or to a lower position or level;… …   English World dictionary

  • Down in It — Single by Nine Inch Nails from the album Pretty Hate Machine Released …   Wikipedia

  • Down — /down/, n. 1. a county in SW Northern Ireland. 311,876; 952 sq. mi. (2466 sq. km). Co. seat: Downpatrick. 2. an administrative district in this county. 49,500; 253 sq. mi. (654 sq. km). * * * I District (pop., 1999 est.: 63,800), Northern Ireland …   Universalium

  • Down In It — Single par Nine Inch Nails extrait de l’album Pretty Hate Machine Sortie 15 septembre 1989 Enregistrement 1989 Durée 17:45 Genre(s) Metal industriel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Down in it — Single par Nine Inch Nails extrait de l’album Pretty Hate Machine Sortie 15 septembre 1989 Enregistrement 1989 Durée 17:45 Genre(s) Metal industriel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Down in It — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Down in It» Sencillo de Nine Inch Nails del álbum Pretty Hate Machine Publicación 15 de septiembre de 1989 Formato CD, 12 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Down in It — Single par Nine Inch Nails extrait de l’album Pretty Hate Machine Sortie 15 septembre 1989 Enregistrement 1989 Durée 17:45 Genre Metal industriel …   Wikipédia en Français

  • down — Ⅰ. down [1] ► ADVERB 1) towards or in a lower place or position. 2) to or at a lower level or value. 3) so as to lie flush or flat. 4) in or into a weaker or worse position, mood, or condition. 5) to a smaller amount or size, or a simpler or more …   English terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”