Meaning of LOWER in English
1. adj. & adv.
--adj. (compar. of LOW(1)).
1. less high in position or status.
2 situated below another part (lower lip; lower atmosphere).
3 a situated on less high land (Lower Egypt). b situated to the South (Lower California).
4 (of a mammal, plant, etc.) evolved to only a slight degree (e.g. a platypus or fungus).
--adv. in or to a lower position, status, etc.
Phrases and idioms:
lower case see CASE(2). lower class working-class people and their families. lower-class adj. of the lower class. lower deck
1. the deck of a ship situated immediately over the hold.
2 the petty officers and men of a ship collectively. Lower House the larger and usu. elected body in a legislature, esp. the House of Commons. lower regions (or world) hell; the realm of the dead.
lowermost adj.2. v.
1. tr. let or haul down.
2 tr. & intr. make or become lower.
3 tr. reduce the height or pitch or elevation of (lower your voice; lower one's eyes).
4 tr. degrade.
5 tr. & intr. diminish. 3. var. of LOUR.
Oxford English vocab. Оксфордский английский словарь. 2012