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downtown

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adjective down·town \ˌdau̇n-ˈtau̇n\

Definition of downtown

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or located in the lower part or business center of a city

  2. 2 :  hip, trendy downtown music

downtown

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Examples of downtown in a sentence

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

1836

First Known Use of downtown

1836


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downtown

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

Definition of downtown

  1. :  the lower part of a city; especially :  the main business district

downtowner

play \-ˈtau̇-nər\ noun

1845

First Known Use of downtown

1845


DOWNTOWN Defined for English Language Learners


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downtown

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

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

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

Definition of downtown for Students

  1. :  the main or central part of a city or town


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downtown

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adverb down·town \ˌdau̇n-ˈtau̇n\

Definition of downtown for Students

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



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