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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

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

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

As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Pythagoras

There is no one thoroughly despicable. We cannot descend much lower than an idiot; and an idiot has some advantages over a wise man.
William Hazlitt

I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
Quentin Tarantino
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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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