Definition of Downing

1. Noun. United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852).




Definition of Downing

1. Verb. (present participle of down) ¹

2. Noun. An occasion on which something is downed ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downing

1. down [v] - See also: down

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downing

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downhillers
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downiness
downinesses
downing (current term)
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Literary usage of Downing

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1. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present by Joseph Sabin, Wilberforce Eames, Bibliographical Society of America, Robert William Glenroie Vail (1873)
"downing. Rural Essays. By AJ downing. Edited, with a Memoir of the Author, ... 20775 downing. A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"Sir George downing died in 1684. There was issue of the marriage of his son with Lady 'Catherine one son, George; who upon his father's death in 1711 became ..."

3. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1871)
"LOUING COSEN, — I am gladd to heare of yor good health and welfare, as alsoe that you are lyke to settle with us, in * Son of Emanuel and Lucy downing, ..."

4. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1863)
"The meddling with * Sir George downing was the eldest son of Emanuel downing by his second wife, Lucy Winthrop, the sister of Governor Winthrop of ..."

5. Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1863)
"The meddling with * Sir George downing was the eldest son of Emanuel downing by ... to England; & Mr. George downing, son of Mr. Emanuel downing of Salem, ..."

6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1884)
"9, 1772, ie this Article : " We are assured that the Heirs at Law [BP Ewer of Bangor who married a Barnardiston] of Sir Jacob downing Bar' have applied for ..."

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