a.1.Compar. of Low, a.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Lowered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lowering.]
2.To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
3.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.
4.To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
5.To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
6.To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
v. i.1.To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Lowered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lowering.]
2.To frown; to look sullen.
n.1.Cloudiness; gloominess.
2.A frowning; sullenness.
Noun1.lower - the lower of two berths
Synonyms: lower berth
Verb1.lower - move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
2.lower - set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations"
Synonyms: lour
3.lower - cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir"
Synonyms: depress
4.lower - make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"
Synonyms: lour, turn down
5.lower - look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
Synonyms: frown, glower, lour
Adj.1.lower - (usually preceded by `no') lower in esteem; "no less a person than the king himself"
Synonyms: less
2.lower - inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
3.lower - the bottom one of two; "he chose the lower number"
4.lower - of the underworld; "nether regions"
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