adv (esp US) to or in the centre of a city, esp the main business and commercial district 朝着或位于城市的中心区（尤指闹市及商业区）
*go, move, live downtown 前往、搬往、住在闹市
* [attrib 作定语] downtown Manhattan 曼哈顿商业区. Cf 参看 uptown.
to or in the centre or main business area of a town or city
→uptown I have to go downtown later.>downtownadj [only before noun] downtown restaurants She works for a law firm in downtown Miami.
1. They went downtown to see a ballet. 他们进城去看芭蕾。
2. These trails will link a dozen neighborhoods and the downtown business areas. 这些小道将把十几个居民区和市中心的商业区连接起来。
3. The story began on a downtown Brooklyn street corner. An elderly man had collapsed while crossing the street, and an ambulance rushed him to Kings County Hospital. 故事开始于布鲁克林闹市区的一条街的拐角处。有个老汉在穿马路时晕倒在地,一辆救护车把他急送到金斯县医院。
4. During spring break from a local college, my friend and I went downtown to shop. 在一所本地大学放春假期间，我和朋友到市中心去购物。
5. A new market is going up downtown. 一个新型市场正在市中心建起。
6. Set up on a downtown parking lot, its entrance marked by a massive sign that reads, in English, "Good Music from Your Body Heart on the World Line", 它建在市中心的一个停车场上，入口处有一巨大的招牌，上面用英文写着"在世界线上从你心底发出的优美音乐"（Good Music from Your Body Heart on the World Line）。"
7. My father´s chauffeur is going to drive me downtown. Do you want a lift? 我父亲的司机要送我到闹区,你想搭便车吗?
8. In Portland, Maine, the land along the old train tracks near the coast has become a green belt of trails between areas characterized by housing developments and those characterized by downtown businesses. 在缅因州的波特兰市，那离海岸不远处的旧铁路延线的土地已经变成了一长条绿化带，正好处于以住宅开发为特征的区域和市中心以商业为特征的区域之间。
9. I live near downtown, so I can get around in a wheelchair. 我住在闹市区附近，可以坐着轮椅到处走走。