Lower definitions

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The definition of a lower is an angry or threatening look.

An example of a lower is a dark sky; the lower of a storm.

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Lower means to bring down, lessen or reduce.

An example of lower is to turn down the volume on the radio.

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Lower is defined as in a lesser or inferior place, or something less in quality or value.

An example of something lower is the first floor compared to the fourth floor; a lower floor.

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To look angry, sullen, or threatening.
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To appear dark or stormy, as the sky.
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A threatening, sullen, or angry look.
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A dark or stormy appearance.

The lower of thunderheads.

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Below another in rank, position, or authority.
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Physically situated below a similar or comparable thing.

A lower shelf.

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Relating to or being an earlier or older division of the period named.
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Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
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Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
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To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
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To reduce in value, degree, or quality.
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To weaken; undermine.

Lower one's energy.

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To reduce in standing or respect.
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To move down.

Her hand lowered.

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To become less; diminish.

The temperature has lowered gradually this month.

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In a place or on a level below another.

Lower lip.

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Inferior in rank, authority, or dignity.

The lower classes.

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Less in quantity, degree, value, intensity, etc.
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Being farther south, closer to a shore or to the mouth of a river, or below land of higher elevation.
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Earlier.

Lower Devonian, Lower Paleolithic.

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A lower berth, as in a Pullman car.
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The lower teeth or dentures.
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To let or put down.

Lower the window sash.

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To reduce in height, elevation, amount, value, etc.

To lower prices.

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To weaken or lessen.

A disease that lowers one's resistance to further infection.

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To bring down in respect, dignity, etc.; demean.

To lower oneself by accepting a bribe.

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To reduce (a sound) in volume or pitch.
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To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
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To scowl or frown.
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To appear dark and threatening.
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A frowning or threatening look.
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Being an earlier division of the geological or archaeological period named.
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Comparative form of low: more low.
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Bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object.
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(geology, of strata or geological time periods) Older.
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Comparative form of low: more low.
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To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down.

Lower a bucket into a well.

To lower a sail of a boat.

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To pull down.

To lower a flag.

Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love / Down to a silent grave. Alfred Tennyson.

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To reduce the height of.

Lower a fence or wall.

Lower a chimney or turret.

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To depress as to direction.

Lower the aim of a gun.

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To make less elevated.

To lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.

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To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of.

Lower the temperature.

Lower one's vitality.

Lower distilled liquors.

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To bring down; to humble.

Lower one's pride.

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(reflexive) (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.

I could never lower myself enough to buy second-hand clothes.

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To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.

Lower the price of goods.

Lower the interest rate.

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(intransitive) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease.

The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.

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(intransitive) To decrease in value, amount, etc.
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Alternative spelling of lour.
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Origin of lower

From low + -er (“comparative")