Dictionary.com

adown

[ uh-doun ]
/ əˈdaʊn /
Save This Word!

adverb, preposition Archaic.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of adown

First recorded before 1000; Middle English adoun, Old English of dūne “off the hill.” See a-2, down1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for adown

Book Your Online Tutor Now