What does Lower mean?

Definitions for Lower
ˈloʊ ərLow·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Lower.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lower berth, lower(verb)

    the lower of two berths

  2. lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down(verb)

    move something or somebody to a lower position

    "take down the vase from the shelf"

  3. lower, lour(verb)

    set lower

    "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"

  4. turn down, lower, lour(verb)

    make lower or quieter

    "turn down the volume of a radio"

  5. lower, depress(verb)

    cause to drop or sink

    "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"

  6. frown, glower, lour, lower(verb)

    look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lower(adj)

    compar. of Low, a

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  2. 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

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  3. Lower(adj)

    to reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  4. 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

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  5. 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

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  6. Lower(adj)

    to bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  7. Lower(adj)

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

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  8. Lower(verb)

    to fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  9. Lower(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  10. Lower(verb)

    to frown; to look sullen

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  11. Lower(noun)

    cloudiness; gloominess

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

  12. Lower(noun)

    a frowning; sullenness

    Etymology: [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lower

    low′ėr, 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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lower' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #872

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lower' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1564

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Lower' in Verbs Frequency: #616

Anagrams for Lower »

  1. Owler

  2. Rowel

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How to say Lower in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lower in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Lower in a Sentence

  1. Jon Hill:

    The reality is the market is now expecting lower rates on average over the next 10 years than we have currently. And it's a combination both of a dovish Fed and also ongoing global growth concerns.

  2. Erna Rijnierse:

    You can tell it from the nail scratches on people's arms and legs, but also we had 10 people with human bites on arms, a back and also on the lower back and ankles.

  3. Dror Ladin:

    The Trump administration has lost in every lower court, but is still rushing to complete the President's border wall before The Supreme Court can review the merits of this case, if the administration succeeds, there will be no border wall construction left to stop by the time The Supreme Court hears this case.

  4. Dan Schnur:

    Californians who live in the eastern part of the state tend to have less education and lower incomes, so it's no surprise that they are much less satisfied with the economy as well.

  5. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart:

    I am quite open to the idea that the destination we are trying to get to is lower than we have cited in the past.

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Translations for Lower

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  • أنزلArabic
  • abaixar, baixar, disminuir, reduirCatalan, Valencian
  • spustit, snížitCzech
  • herunterlassenGerman
  • bajarSpanish
  • laskea, madaltaa, alentua, alentaaFinnish
  • baisser, s'abaisser, réduire, diminuer, abaisser, amenerFrench
  • sìolaidhScottish Gaelic
  • basigarIdo
  • abbassareItalian
  • 下げる, 下ろすJapanese
  • شۆڕ کردنKurdish
  • subsum, discedoLatin
  • whakahaka, whakamahuru, whakahekeMāori
  • abaixar, baixar, rebaixar, diminuir, reduzir, baratear, descerPortuguese
  • опускать, снижать, унижаться, унизиться, понизить, унижать, снизить, понизиться, понижать, снижаться, снизиться, спустить, опустить, унизить, понижаться, спускатьRussian
  • uniziti, poniziti se, sniziti, spustiti, poniziti, uniziti se, smanjitiSerbo-Croatian
  • abaxhî, rabaxhî, dischinde, baxhîWalloon

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