of, relating to, or situated in the central business district
‘John walked everyday to his downtown job.’;
(US) The part of a city between uptown and downtown
in or towards the central business district
‘You need to go downtown four blocks.’;
(basketball) Outside the three-point line, or generally far from the basket.
‘That shot came from way downtown!’;
The main business part of a city or town, usually located at or near its center.
the commercial center of a town or city
of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center;
‘downtown Manhattan’; ‘delinquents roaming the downtown streets’;
toward or in the lower or central part of town
in or relating to the central part or main business and commercial area of a town or city
‘downtown Chicago’; ‘a downtown bar’;
in or into a downtown area
‘I drove downtown’;
the downtown area of a town or city
‘the heart of Pittsburgh's downtown’;
Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English speakers to refer to a city's commercial, cultural and often the historical, political and geographic heart, and is often synonymous with its central business district (CBD). It is marked by a cluster of tall buildings, cultural institutions and the convergence of rail transit and bus lines.