low|er

low|er
low|er1 «LOH uhr», verb, adjective, adverb.
–v.t.
1. to let down or haul down: »

We lower the flat at night.

2. to make lower: »

to lower the water in a canal, to lower the volume of the radio, Figurative. to lower the price of a car, to lower the steam pressure in a boiler. Figurative. The fan soon lowered the temperature of the room.

SYNONYM(S): decrease, diminish.
3. Figurative. to bring down in rank, station, or estimation; degrade; dishonor.
4. Music. to depress in pitch.
–v.i.
to sink or become lower: »

The sun lowered slowly.

SYNONYM(S): descend, fall.
[< adjective]
–adj.
comparative of low1.
1. more low; below others on a comparative scale: »

Figurative. lower organisms, Figurative. lower prices.

2. consisting of representatives usually elected by popular vote: »

the lower branch of a legislature.

3. Usually, Lower. Geology. being or relating to an earlier division of a period or system: »

Lower Cretaceous.

–adv.
comparative of low1.
[< low1 + -er3]
low|er2 «LOW uhr», verb, noun.
–v.i.
1. to look dark and threatening: »

Dark lowers the tempest overhead (Longfellow).

SYNONYM(S): menace.
2. to look angry or sullen; frown; scowl. SYNONYM(S): glower.
–n.
1. a dark and threatening look; gloominess.
2. an angry or sullen look; frown; scowl. Also, lour.
[Middle English louren]

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