What does lower mean?

Definitions for lowerˈloʊ ər

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

  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

  3. Lower(adj)

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

  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

  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

  6. Lower(adj)

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

  7. Lower(adj)

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

  8. Lower(verb)

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

  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

  10. Lower(verb)

    to frown; to look sullen

  11. Lower(noun)

    cloudiness; gloominess

  12. Lower(noun)

    a frowning; sullenness

  13. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Temo Waqanivalu:

    That explains the lower rates.

  2. Carl Icahn:

    I believe that oil will go lower.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    He that is down can fall no lower.

  4. Vikrant Parsai:

    Lower your phone bill; talk to God.

  5. Tamas Varga:

    Global oil stocks refuse to come lower.

Images & Illustrations of lower

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Translations for lower

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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