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Meaning of LOWER

Pronunciation:  [v]'lowur or 'lawur, 'lowur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the lower of two berths
  2. [adj]  of the underworld; "nether regions"
  3. [adj]  inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
  4. [adj]  (usually preceded by `no)' lower in esteem; "no less a person than the king himself"
  5. [adj]  the bottom one of two; "he chose the lower number"
  6. [v]  look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
  7. [v]  make lower or quieter;"turn down the volume of a radio"
  8. [v]  set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
  9. [v]  cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
  10. [v]  move something or somebody to a lower position
 

LOWER is a 5 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: bottom(a), bring down, chthonian, chthonic, depress, frown, get down, glower, inferior, infernal, junior, junior-grade, less, let down, lour, lour, lower berth, lower-ranking, lowly, nether, petty(a), secondary, subaltern, subordinate, take down, turn down
 
 Antonyms: bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
 
 See Also: alter, berth, built in bed, bunk, change, come down, decrease, depress, derate, descend, devalue, dip, displace, fall, go down, grimace, incline, lessen, make a face, minify, move, pull a face, reef, scowl, subdue, subordinate

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Low"er\, a.
    Compar. of {Low}, a.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Low"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lowered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lowering}.] [From {Low}, a.]
    1. To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended;
       to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a
       sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a
       flag.
    
             Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love Down to
             a silent grave.                       --Tennyson.
    
    2. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to
       lower a chimney or turret.
    
    3. To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun;
       to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's
       ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
    
    4. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as,
       to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's
       vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
    
    5. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
    
    6. To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price
       of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
    
    
  3. \Low"er\, v. i.
    To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as,
    the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
    
    
  4. \Low"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lowered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lowering}.] [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G.
    lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]
    1. To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be
       covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to
       show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
    
             All the clouds that lowered upon our house. --Shak.
    
    2. To frown; to look sullen.
    
             But sullen discontent sat lowering on her face.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  5. \Low"er\, n. [Obs.]
    1. Cloudiness; gloominess.
    
    2. A frowning; sullenness.
    
    
 
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