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This page has 18 definitions of lower in English and Scanian. Lower is an adjective, an adverb and verb. Examples of how to use lower in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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English lower definition

Etymology 1

low +‎ -er (comparative suffix)

Pronunciation

Adjective

lower

  1. comparative form of low: more low
  2. bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object
  3. Situated on lower ground, nearer a coast, or more southerly.
    Lower Manhattan
    Lower Burgundy
  4. (geology, of strata or geological time periods) older
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Adverb

lower

  1. comparative form of low: more low

Verb

lower (third-person singular simple present lowers, present participle lowering, simple past and past participle lowered)

  1. (transitive) 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
  2. (transitive) to pull down
    to lower a flag
    • 1833 (first publication), Alfred Tennyson, A Dream of Fair Women
      Lower'd softly with a threefold cord of love
      Down to a silent grave.
  3. (transitive) To reduce the height of
    lower a fence or wall
    lower a chimney or turret
  4. (transitive) To depress as to direction
    lower the aim of a gun
  5. (transitive) To make less elevated
    to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes
  6. (transitive) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
    lower the temperature
    lower one's vitality
    lower distilled liquors
  7. (transitive) To bring down; to humble
    lower one's pride
  8. (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.
  9. (transitive) To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
    lower the price of goods
    lower the interest rate
  10. (intransitive) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease
    The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  11. (intransitive) To decrease in value, amount, etc.
Synonyms
  • (let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail): bring down
  • (reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney): shorten
  • (depress as to direction, as a gun):
  • (make less elevated as to object, as ambitions or hopes): reduce
  • (reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature): reduce, turn down
  • (transitive: to humble):
  • (reflexive: to humble oneself): be humble
  • (reduce (something) in value, amount, etc): cut, reduce
  • (intransitive: grow less): die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink
  • (intransitive: decrease in value): become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce
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Etymology 2

Pronunciation

Verb

lower (third-person singular simple present lowers, present participle lowering, simple past and past participle lowered)

  1. Alternative spelling of lour
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Scanian lower definition

Etymology

From Old Norse lágr, from Proto-Germanic *lēgaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [léʊːɐ], [lɑ́ʊːɐ]

Adjective

lower m

  1. low