Meaning of LOWER in English

LOWER

n.

Pronunciation: ' l ō - ə r

Function: intransitive verb

Date: 1606

: to move down : DROP also : DIMINISH

transitive verb

1 a : to let descend : LET DOWN b : to depress as to direction < lower your aim> c : to reduce the height of

2 a : to reduce in value, number, or amount b (1) : to bring down in quality or character : DEGRADE (2) : ABASE , HUMBLE c : to reduce the objective of

– lower the boom : to deal a crushing blow or punishment

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