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.