Definition of downs noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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the downs [plural]
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an area of open land with low hills, especially in southern England the South Downs Culture The Downs is the general name for a number of ranges of low chalk hills, covered with grass but no trees, in southern England. The different ranges have different names, including the North Downs, the South Downs and the Berkshire Downs.