Downing Street

noun

Definition of Downing Street

:the British Prime Minister or the British government
  • Downing Street and the White House are currently discussing the issue.
Note: The term Downing Street comes from the address of the official home of the British Prime Minister at Number 10 Downing Street in London.

Word by Word Definitions

down play downing
  1. : toward or in a lower physical position

  2. : to a lying or sitting position

  3. : toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom

  1. : down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on

  1. : to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as

  2. : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down

  3. : consume

  1. : occupying a low position

  2. : directed or going downward

  3. : lower in price

  1. : descent, depression

  2. : an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)

  3. : a complete play to advance the ball

  1. : an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil

  2. : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England

  1. : a covering of soft fluffy feathers

  2. : something soft and fluffy like down

  1. : down syndrome

street play
  1. : a thoroughfare especially in a city, town, or village that is wider than an alley or lane and that usually includes sidewalks

  2. : the part of a street reserved for vehicles

  3. : a thoroughfare with abutting property

  1. : of or relating to the streets: such as

  2. : adjoining or giving access to a street

  3. : carried on or taking place in the street


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