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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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. Gary Greenwood:

    You’re better issuing (debt) out of a higher tax jurisdiction than a lower tax jurisdiction.

  2. Margrethe Vestager:

    Gazprom has been able to charge higher prices in some countries without fearing that ... gas would flow in from where prices were lower.

  3. Michael Weinstein:

    If prices are lower, the burden on taxpayers is going to be lower, it's also going to trickle down to the copays and costs of what people pay for pharmaceuticals.

  4. Stephen Worrell:

    Oil prices continue to move lower, which is a cause of concern for some in the United States. But it's actually a very good thing for Japan. Many equity rallies have followed periods where there have been sharp declines in oil prices.

  5. Ryan Malosh:

    Higher-risk activities are those that are indoors, with poor ventilation and lots of people for long periods of time, lower-risk activities are outdoors, with ample space to socially distance, few people outside your household, and for shorter periods of time.

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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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