Meaning of LOWER in English


I .

/ 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

OPP upper

■ verb


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.

OPP raise


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.

OPP raise


- lower yourself (by doing sth)

—more at sight noun , temperature

II .

(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.