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Definition of 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.
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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