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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

Education is the key to the future: You've heard it a million times, and it's not wrong. Educated people have higher wages and lower unemployment rates, and better-educated countries grow faster and innovate more than other countries. But going to college is not enough. You also have to study the right subjects.
Alex Tabarrok

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.
Ralph Marston

It is clear that he does not pray, who, far from uplifting himself to God, requires that God shall lower Himself to him, and who resorts to prayer not to stir the man in us to will what God wills, but only to persuade God to will what the man in us wills.
Thomas Aquinas
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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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