Downbear to Drachma
(Down"bear`) v. t. To bear down; to depress.
(Down"cast`) a. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection,
'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes,Dryden.
And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
Down"cast`ly, adv. Down"cast`ness, n.
1. Downcast or melancholy look.
That downcast of thine eye.Beau. & Fl.
2. (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
1. Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow. Milton.
2. (Iron Manuf.) A pipe for leading combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to
the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned.
1. A sudden fall; a body of things falling.
Those cataracts or downfalls aforesaid.Holland.
Each downfall of a flood the mountains pour.Dryden.
2. A sudden descent from rank or state, reputation or happiness; destruction; ruin.
Dire were the consequences which would follow the downfall of so important a place.Motley.
(Down"fall`en) a. Fallen; ruined. Carew.
(Down"fall`ing), a. Falling down.
(Down"gyved`) a. Hanging down like gyves or fetters. [Poetic & Rare] Shak.
(Down"haul`) n. (Naut.) A rope to haul down, or to assist in hauling down, a sail; as, a staysail
downhaul; a trysail downhaul.
(Down"heart`ed) a. Dejected; low-spirited.
(Down"hill`) adv. Towards the bottom of a hill; as, water runs downhill.
(Down"hill`), a. Declivous; descending; sloping. "A downhill greensward." Congrewe.
(Down"hill`), n. Declivity; descent; slope.
On th' icy downhills of this slippery life.Du Bartas
(Down"i*ness) n. The quality or state of being downy.
(Down"looked`) a. Having a downcast countenance; dejected; gloomy; sullen. [R.] Dryden.