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downtown

adjective down·town \ ˌdau̇n-ˈtau̇n \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of downtown

1 : of, relating to, or located in the lower part or business center of a city or town
2 : hip, trendy
  • downtown music

downtown

adverb

Examples of downtown in a Sentence

  1. the downtown clientele of this bistro come to be seen, and the food is only an afterthought

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First Known Use of downtown

1836

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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downtown

noun down·town \ ˌdau̇n-ˈtau̇n , ˈdau̇n-ˌ \

Definition of downtown

: the lower part of a city or town; also : the main business district or central part of a city or town

downtowner

play \-ˈtau̇-nər\ noun

Recent Examples of downtown from the Web

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First Known Use of downtown

1845

in the meaning defined above

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DOWNTOWN Defined for English Language Learners

downtown

Definition of downtown for English Language Learners

  • : the main or central part of a city or town : the part of a city or town where there are tall buildings, stores, offices, etc.


DOWNTOWN Defined for Kids

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downtown

noun down·town \ ˌdau̇n-ˈtau̇n , ˈdau̇n-ˌtau̇n \

Definition of downtown for Students

: the main or central part of a city or town

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downtown

adverb down·town \ ˌdau̇n-ˈtau̇n \

Definition of downtown for Students

: to or toward the main or central part of a city or town
  • walked downtown


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