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lower

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verb low·er \ˈlau̇(-ə)r, ˈlō-ər\
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\ˈlau̇(-ə)r\

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

Origin and Etymology of lower

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


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lower

noun low·er
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Definition of lower

  1. :  frown

Examples of lower in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of lower

14th century


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adjective low·er \ˈlō-ər\

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. 4a :  situated or held to be situated beneath the earth's surfaceb 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


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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. 1a :  to let descend :  let downb :  to depress as to direction lower your aimc :  to reduce the height of

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

lower the boom

  1. :  to deal a crushing blow or punishment

First Known Use of lower

1575



LOWER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of lower for English Language Learners

  • : located below another or others of the same kind

  • : located toward the bottom part of something

  • : not high above the ground


LOWER Defined for Kids

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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

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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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