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Definition of Lower

Lower

  1. Compar. of Low, a.
  2. 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. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  4. 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. 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. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  7. To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  8. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  9. 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. To frown; to look sullen.
  11. Cloudiness; gloominess.
  12. A frowning; sullenness.

Lower Quotations

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
Ralph Marston

A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition, which is the way in which a vulgar man aspires.
Marcus Aurelius

Outsourcing and globalization of manufacturing allows companies to reduce costs, benefits consumers with lower cost goods and services, causes economic expansion that reduces unemployment, and increases productivity and job creation.
Larry Elder

People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.
Carl Lewis

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will.
Barack Obama
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Lower Translations

lower in Dutch is verlagen, afdraaien
lower in German is klein, niedrigerer
lower in Italian is abbassamento, abbassare, sotto
lower in Latin is demitto
lower in Norwegian is fire, nedre, under-, lavere, senke
lower in Portuguese is mais baixo
lower in Spanish is inferior, so

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