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Lower meaning

lower - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. move something or somebody to a lower position; " take down the vase from the shelf"
  2. 2. Compar. of Low, a.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
  7. 7. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  8. 8. To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  9. 9. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To frown; to look sullen.
  12. 12. Cloudiness; gloominess.
  13. 13. A frowning; sullenness.
  14. 14. To appear gloomy; frown.
  15. 15. To descend; lessen.
  16. 16. To let down; depress; degrade; lessen.

lower - examples of usage

  1. I always gave it to them a little lower, perhaps 1s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Rendall's prices were always a good deal lower than the prices at the shop. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 7871. But you said the men sometimes felt that the price which they got for their fish at the end of the season was lower than it ought to have been, and I was asking you whether you did not think the men had themselves to blame for that. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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