What does Lower mean?

Definitions for Lower
ˈloʊ ərLow·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lower berth, lowerverb

    the lower of two berths

  2. lower, take down, let down, get down, bring downverb

    move something or somebody to a lower position

    "take down the vase from the shelf"

  3. lower, lourverb

    set lower

    "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"

  4. turn down, lower, lourverb

    make lower or quieter

    "turn down the volume of a radio"

  5. lower, depressverb

    cause to drop or sink

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

  6. frown, glower, lour, lowerverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Loweradjective

    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. Loweradjective

    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. Loweradjective

    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. Loweradjective

    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. Loweradjective

    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. Loweradjective

    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. Loweradjective

    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. Lowerverb

    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. Lowerverb

    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. Lowerverb

    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. Lowernoun

    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. Lowernoun

    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.]

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  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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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. Alissa Rumsey:

    The carbohydrate content is lower than the bagel sandwiches, which means your blood sugar and energy levels will stay more stable.

  2. Wilma Subra:

    Exxon has all the resources in the world to lower its pollution rates dramatically.

  3. Bill Franke:

    If you want to see how the international aviation landscape is going to evolve, just look to the United States, where consolidation has left just four major legacy carriers to compete with the low-cost airlines that serve the rest of the market, as an aside, don't we all wonder just how long it will take before the three to five lower-cost airlines in the States will consolidate.

  4. Janet Yellen:

    Global experience shows that giving central banks independenc e to make monetary policy decisions that they think are in the best interests of the country and consistent with their mandates leads to lower inflation and more stable macroeconomic outcomes.

  5. Sam Lillo:

    Severe weather season is really a collection of several short weather events, and anticipating individual events at long lead times is usually tricky, what we can say instead is whether the probability of the ingredients coming together for these events is higher or lower than normal : This year, it is higher than normal.

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  • أنزلArabic
  • baixar, abaixar, disminuir, reduirCatalan, Valencian
  • spustit, snížitCzech
  • herunterlassenGerman
  • bajarSpanish
  • alentua, madaltaa, laskea, alentaaFinnish
  • baisser, réduire, diminuer, s'abaisser, abaisser, amenerFrench
  • sìolaidhScottish Gaelic
  • basigarIdo
  • abbassareItalian
  • 下ろす, 下げるJapanese
  • شۆڕ کردنKurdish
  • subsum, discedoLatin
  • whakaheke, whakahaka, whakamahuruMāori
  • baixar, abaixar, descer, rebaixar, diminuir, reduzir, baratearPortuguese
  • унизиться, понизиться, опускать, спускать, понижаться, снижать, унижаться, снижаться, унизить, снизиться, опустить, понижать, спустить, снизить, унижать, понизитьRussian
  • spustiti, poniziti, sniziti, smanjiti, poniziti se, uniziti, uniziti seSerbo-Croatian
  • abaxhî, dischinde, baxhî, rabaxhîWalloon

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