Definition of downtown in English:


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chiefly North American


Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊntaʊn
In or relating to the central part or main business and commercial area of a town or city: downtown Chicago a downtown bar
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  • Among them are a regular foot patrol in the city's downtown business area.
  • For the city's coolest district, head for Deep Ellum, to the east of the main downtown area.
  • The track runs alongside one of the main canals through the downtown area.


Pronunciation: /daʊnˈtaʊn
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In or into a downtown area: I drove downtown
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  • As we drove downtown I could only wonder what Lycos could possibly be planning to do with the kids.
  • Pickard also feels that the act addresses fears that many women face when traveling alone in certain areas downtown.
  • The only thing they did to help was to e-mail me a list of alternate hotels downtown and in outlying areas.


Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊntaʊn
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The downtown area of a town or city: the heart of Pittsburgh’s downtown
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  • Historically, the areas surrounding North American downtowns have been populated by recent immigrants, producing neighbourhoods such as Little Italy and Chinatown.
  • Then he argues that this means attracting bohemian types who like funky, socially free areas with cool downtowns and lots of density.
  • In these areas, the historic downtowns often were only marginally important.



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  • Ridiculed by downtowners, Scarborough is much larger than most people realize, filling almost a third of the megacity map and home to 24 per cent of its population.
  • Second, downtowners will be able to take advantage of a free bike-borrowing service (as long as they provide proper ID and proof of employment).
  • Every time we pass by the Angelika, that once great bastion of independent film for downtowners, we look to see what's showing.

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