Definition of Downcome

1. n. Sudden fall; downfall; overthrow.



Definition of Downcome

1. Noun. A tumbling or falling down; a sudden or heavy fall; an overthrow; ruin; destruction. ¹

2. Noun. In ironmaking, a pipe that leads combustible gases downward from the top of the blast furnace to the hot-blast stoves, boilers, etc., where they are burned. ¹

3. Verb. To come down; fall down; come or fall apart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downcome

1. downfall [n -S] - See also: downfall

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downcome

downburst
downbursts
downcanyon
downcast
downcasted
downcasting
downcasts
downclimb
downclimbed
downclimbing
downclimbs
downclock
downclocked
downclocking
downclocks
downcome (current term)
downcomes
downcoming
downconversion
downconversions
downconverted
downconverter
downconverters
downcore
downcourt
downcurved
downcycle
downcycled
downcycles
downcycling

Literary usage of Downcome

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1. The Year Book of Daily Recreation and Information: Concerning Remarkable Men ...by William Hone by William Hone (1841)
"... and suddenly got up again, and suddenly, upon a second landing, came down again, and missing of it, in the downcome, recovered it, beyond expectation, ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1904)
"For example, take two furnaces, A and B, each with a stock-line of 16 feet; A, with an annular opening, has a downcome area of 50, and B of 25 (these are ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: To which is by John Jamieson (1880)
"Degradation in rank, S. " As soon as we get ower hee [high], we'll get m downcome in our turn." Ibid., p. 315. "My ain grandfather, who was the son of a ..."

4. The cruise of the Midge by Michael Scott (1842)
"Well, well, Saunders; but Durie Squake had the worst of the downcome, I 'm thinking. However, let it be a lesson to you never to prostrate yourself so ..."

5. Friendship's Offering, and Winter's Wreath.: And Winter's Wreath: a by Thomas Kibble Hervey, Leitch Ritchie (1839)
"Her cruelty, as a rhymer called it in song, was the talk of the country side, and more than ane said, her pride would get a downcome: but no ..."

6. A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham by Edward Peacock (1877)
"'You look strange an1 down ; what 's th' matter P ' downcome, ... It was a strange downcome for him not getting that farm. Ho never lookt up efter. ..."

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