Meaning of LOWER in English



Pronunciation: ' lau ̇ (- ə )r, ' l ō - ə r

Variant: also lour \ ' lau ̇ (- ə )r \

Function: intransitive verb

Etymology: Middle English louren; akin to Middle High German l ū ren to lie in wait

Date: 13th century

1 : to look sullen : FROWN

2 : to be or become dark, gloomy, and threatening <an overcast sky lower ed over the village>

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.