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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

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
Aristotle

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
Aneurin Bevan

Software substitution, whether it's for drivers or waiters or nurses - it's progressing. Technology over time will reduce demand for jobs, particularly at the lower end of skill set.
Bill Gates

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

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
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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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