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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From down +‎ town

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: down‧town
  • Rhymes: -aʊn

AdjectiveEdit

downtown (comparative more downtown, superlative most downtown)

  1. of, relating to, or situated in the downtown area
    John walked everyday to his downtown job.
    • 2017 April 6, Samira Shackle, “On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers”, in the Guardian[1]:
      “Human flesh got stuck to me,” he recalls now, as we sit in the ambulance control centre in downtown Karachi.

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AdverbEdit

downtown (comparative more downtown, superlative most downtown)

  1. in, or towards the downtown area
    You need to go downtown four blocks.
  2. (basketball) Outside the three-point line, or generally far from the basket.
    That shot came from way downtown!

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NounEdit

downtown (plural downtowns)

  1. (chiefly US, Canada) The main business part of a city or town, usually located at or near its center.

SynonymsEdit

(business center of a municipality):

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English downtown

NounEdit

downtown m (invariable)

  1. downtown (financial district)

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