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Meaning of DOWNY

Pronunciation:  'dawnee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (biology) covered with fine soft hairs or down; "downy milkweed seeds"
  2. [adj]  like down or as soft as down

DOWNY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: downlike, flossy, fluffy, hairy, hirsute, puberulent, pubescent, sericeous, soft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Down"y\ (-[y^]), a.
1. Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs. ``A
   downy feather.'' --Shak.

         Plants that . . . have downy or velvet rind upon
         their leaves.                         --Bacon.

2. Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft;
   placid; soothing; quiet. ``A downy shower.'' --Keble.
   ``Downy pillow.'' --Pope.

         Time steals on with downy feet.       --Young.

3. Cunning; wary. [Slang, Eng.] --Latham.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Covered with short, fine hairs.
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