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lower

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verb low·er \ˈlau̇(-ə)r, ˈlō-ər\

Definition of lower

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to look sullen :  frown

  3. 2 :  to be or become dark, gloomy, and threatening <an overcast sky lowered over the village>



Variants of lower

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lour

\ˈlau̇(-ə)r\

Origin and Etymology of lower

Middle English louren; akin to Middle High German lūren to lie in wait


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with lower


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lower

noun low·er

Definition of lower

  1. :  frown



Examples of lower in a sentence

  1. <he turned to see the scornful lower on her face>



14th Century

First Known Use of lower

14th century

Variants of lower

also

lour

Rhymes with lower


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adjective low·er \ˈlō-ər\

Simple Definition of lower

  • : located below another or others of the same kind

  • : located toward the bottom part of something

  • : not high above the ground

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lower

  1. 1 :  relatively low in position, rank, or order

  2. 2 :  southern <lower New York State>

  3. 3 :  less advanced in the scale of evolutionary development

  4. 4 a :  situated or held to be situated beneath the earth's surface b capitalized :  being an earlier epoch or series of the period or system named <Lower Cretaceous> <Lower Paleolithic>

  5. 5 :  constituting the popular and often the larger and more representative branch of a bicameral legislative body <lower house>

Examples of lower in a sentence

  1. the ship's upper and lower decks

  2. The message appeared on the lower portion of the screen.

  3. the mountain's upper and lower slopes

  4. The forecast is for strong winds at lower elevations.

  5. in the lower and higher latitudes

  6. the lower and upper peninsulas



Origin and Etymology of lower

3low


First Known Use: 13th century


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verb low·er \ˈlō-ər\

Definition of lower

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to move down :  drop; also :  diminish

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 a :  to let descend :  let down b :  to depress as to direction <lower your aim> c :  to reduce the height of

  5. 2 a :  to reduce in value, number, or amount b (1) :  to bring down in quality or character :  degrade (2) :  abase, humble c :  to reduce the objective of

lower the boom

  1. :  to deal a crushing blow or punishment



1606

First Known Use of lower

1606



LOWER Defined for Kids

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lower

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adjective low·er \ˈlō-ər\

Definition of lower for Students

  1. 1 :  located below another or others of the same kind <a lower floor>

  2. 2 :  located toward the bottom part of something <the lower back>

  3. 3 :  placed below another or others in rank or order <a lower court>

  4. 4 :  less advanced or developed <lower animals>




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verb low·er

Definition of lower for Students

lowered

lowering

  1. 1 :  to move to a level or position that is below or less than an earlier one <The sun lowered in the west.>

  2. 2 :  to let or pull down <He lowered a flag.>

  3. 3 :  to make or become less (as in value, amount, or volume) <The store lowered the price.>

  4. 4 :  to reduce the height of <We'll lower the fence.>




Medical Dictionary

lower

noun low·er

Medical Definition of lower

  1. :  the lower member of a pair; especially :  a lower denture




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