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adverb, preposition Archaic.
  1. down1.
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Origin of adown

before 1000; Middle English adoun, Old English of dūne off the hill. See a-2, down2
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Historical Examples of adown

  • As Nathos and Deirdre played, of a sudden was a cry heard from adown the shore.

    Celtic Tales

    Louey Chisholm

  • Adown the street, there is a glimpse of the hills outside of Florence.

  • Giles is coming now, adown the way with a stranger; is this Mr. Weston?

    A Pilgrim Maid

    Marion Ames Taggart

  • Adown this Lance cautiously lowered himself—how cautiously and anxiously!


    Rolf Boldrewood

  • I say, let me float on adown the quiet stream of insignificance.