lower

lower
lower1 [lō′ər]
adj.
[compar. of LOW1]
1. in a place or on a level below another [lower lip]
2. inferior in rank, authority, or dignity [the lower classes]
3. less in quantity, degree, value, intensity, etc.
4. being farther south, closer to a shore or to the mouth of a river, or below land of higher elevation
5. [L-] Archaeol. Geol. earlier: used of a division of a period [Lower Devonian, Lower Paleolithic]
n.
Informal
1. a lower berth, as in a Pullman car
2. [pl.] the lower teeth or dentures
vt.
1. to let or put down [lower the window]
2. to reduce in height, elevation, amount, value, etc. [to lower prices]
3. to weaken or lessen [to lower one's resistance]
4. to bring down in respect, dignity, etc.; demean [to lower oneself by accepting a bribe]
5. to reduce (a sound) in volume or pitch
vi.
to become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
lower2 [lou′ər]
vi.
[ME louren, akin to LURK, Ger lauern, to lurk, MHG luren, to watch]
1. to scowl or frown
2. to appear dark and threatening
n.
a frowning or threatening look

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  • Löwer — ist der Name von Johannes Löwer (* 1944), Mediziner und Biochemiker Peter Löwer (* 1944), deutscher Fußballspieler Wolfgang Löwer (* 1946), Rechtswissenschaftler und Richter am Verfassungsgerichtshof Nordrhein Westfalen Di …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lower — Low er, n. [Obs.] 1. Cloudiness; gloominess. [1913 Webster] 2. A frowning; sullenness. [1913 Webster] adj. 1. relating to small or noncapital letters which were kept in the lower half of a compositor s type case. Also See {minuscule},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lower — [1] ► ADJECTIVE comparative of LOW(Cf. ↑lowness). 1) less high. 2) Geology & Archaeology older (and hence forming more deeply buried strata): the Lower Cretaceous. 3) (in place names ) situated to the south. DERIVATIVES lowermost …   English terms dictionary

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