- to or in the main business section of a city.
- of, relating to, or situated in the main business section of a city.
- the main business section of a city.
Origin of downtown
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Examples from the Web for downtown
Soon thereafter, Bentivolio was asked to play Santa in downtown Milford and became a professional.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus
December 24, 2014
He speaks while sipping a soda in the restaurant of the Residence Victoria in downtown Kisangani.
It was headquartered in Stanleyville, in a tall corner building that still stands in the decrepit, yet lively, downtown.
Just downtown shone the Freedom Tower, which has risen where the World Trade Center came down in the 9/11 attacks.Eric Garner Was Just a Number to Them
December 5, 2014
Artillery fire could be heard in Avtozavodsky district, on Chernyshevskogo and Putin avenues in downtown Grozny.Fierce Fighting in Grozny Raises Specter of ISIS Influence in Russia
December 4, 2014
He did not know where to go, but unconsciously his steps took him downtown.
Then he kept on downtown toward the office of Carter, Rand & Seagraves.
I remembered one minute I was downtown New York, looking across the river.The Hated
A windy day, one would have said in the dark channels of downtown ways.Pipefuls
Out of the downtown traffic the three machines increased their speed.Spring Street
James H. Richardson
- the central or lower part of a city, esp the main commercial area
- towards, to, or into this area
- of, relating to, or situated in the downtown areadowntown Manhattan
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Word Origin and History for downtown
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