downy definition

  • adjective:
    • manufactured from or covered with down.
    • Resembling straight down: downy white clouds.
    • Quietly relaxing; soft.
    • Having straight down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating since little feathers.
    • Covered with down, or with pubescence or smooth hairs.
    • manufactured from, or resembling, down. Ergo, figuratively: smooth; placid; relaxing; peaceful.
    • Cunning; wary.
    • like down or since soft as down
    • covered with fine smooth hairs or down
  • others:
    • Having downs; containing downs.
    • Covered with down or nap.
    • getting the character or framework of down; resembling down: since, downy plumage.
    • made from down or smooth feathers.
    • Soft; relaxing; calm.
    • Knowing; cunning: because, a downy cove.

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