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Definitions of lower

  1. of the underworld; "nether regions" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the lower of two berths Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the bottom one of two; "he chose the lower number" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. (usually preceded by `no') lower in esteem; "no less a person than the king himself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Compar. of Low, a. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To frown; to look sullen. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Cloudiness; gloominess. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A frowning; sullenness. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To lesson or bring down; reduce in price or value; weaken; humble; change to a less high pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. To become less high; sink; fall; to appear dark, gloomy, or threatening. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. To bring low: to depress: to degrade: to diminish. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. To fall: to sink: to grow less. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To gather and appear gloomy, as the clouds: to threaten a storm: to frown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. LOWERINGLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. To appear gloomy; frown. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To descend; lessen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To let down; depress; degrade; lessen. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To bring down; make or become lower; humble; sink. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. To look angry; scowl. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. A scowl; a gloomy aspect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To let down; to bring down; to humble; to diminish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To appear dark or gloomy; to threaten a storm; to frown. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. Comp. of low; less high or elevated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  38. To bring low; to cause to descend; to bring down; to lessen; to humble or degrade; to enfeeble; to sink. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. To look sour or grim; to begin to be overcast with clouds; to appear dark, gloomy, or threatening-applied to the weather, or to the countenance; to look sullen or angry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. relating to small or noncapital letters which were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case. dictgcide_fs
  41. low'[.e]r, v.i. to appear gloomy, as the clouds: to threaten a storm: to frown.--adjs. LOU'RY, LOW'ERY, cloudy; LOW'ERING, looking sullen: appearing dark and threatening.--adv. LOW'ERINGLY. [M. E. louren, from M. E. lure, lere, the cheek, allied to A.S. hleór, and thus a variant of leer.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  42. Let or haul down; (Naut., abs.) letdown boat, haul down sail, &c.; diminish height of; sink, descend, slope down wards; diminish (price &c.), (of price &c.) come down; diminish (t. & i.) in intensity or pitch; degrade, disgrace; reduce bodily condition of (a lowering diet). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  43. See lour Concise Oxford Dictionary

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