Meaning of LOWER in English
/ ˈləʊə(r); NAmE ˈloʊ-/ adjective , verb
—see also lower (II)
■ adjective [ only before noun ]
located below sth else, especially sth of the same type, or the other of a pair :
the lower deck of a ship
His lower lip trembled.
at or near the bottom of sth :
the mountain's lower slopes
( of a place ) located towards the coast, on low ground or towards the south of an area :
the lower reaches of the Nile
to let or make sth/sb go down :
[ vn ]
He had to lower his head to get through the door.
She lowered her newspaper and looked around.
They lowered him down the cliff on a rope.
to reduce sth or to become less in value, quality, etc. :
[ vn ]
He lowered his voice to a whisper.
This drug is used to lower blood pressure.
[ v ]
Her voice lowered as she spoke.
- lower yourself (by doing sth)
—more at sight noun , temperature
(also lour ) / ˈlaʊə(r); NAmE / verb
[ v ] ( literary ) ( of the sky or clouds ) to be dark and threatening
—see also lower (I)
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005