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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

also lour \ˈlau̇(-ə)r\

Origin 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

  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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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

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

  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 of lower

3low


First Known Use: 13th century


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lower

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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


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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