Meaning of LOWER in English


adj compar. of low, ·adj.

2. lower ·noun cloudiness; gloominess.

3. lower ·noun a frowning; sullenness.

4. lower ·vi to frown; to look sullen.

5. lower ·adj to bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.

6. lower ·adj to reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.

7. lower ·adj to reduce in value, amount, ·etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, ·etc.

8. lower ·adj to depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.

9. lower ·adj to reduce the degree, intensity, strength, ·etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.

10. lower ·vi to be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.

11. lower ·adj to let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag.

12. lower ·vi to fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.

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