adverb, preposition Archaic.
Examples from the Web for adown
Adown the mounting stairway / all together fell, Whereat a sound of wailing / did from mourning kinsmen swell.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
In fact, adown the vista of the garden avenue a number of persons were seen approaching towards the house.The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
While immediately around her, and adown her steep garden, she had all the privacy of Sandringham before the avenue was blown down.The Retrospect|Ada Cambridge
But still the fool was silent, his nether lip caught so tightly in his teeth that the blood trickled from it adown his chin.Love-at-Arms|Raphael Sabatini
But even as he falls it is plain that he will drag his opponent after him adown the precipice.Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig