Definitions of lower

  1. To appear dark or gloomy; to threaten a storm; to frown.
  2. To bring down; make or become lower; humble; sink.
  3. To lesson or bring down; reduce in price or value; weaken; humble; change to a less high pitch.
  4. To bring low: to depress: to degrade: to diminish.
  5. To let down; depress; degrade; lessen.
  6. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  7. 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.
  8. To frown; to look sullen.
  9. To become less high; sink; fall; to appear dark, gloomy, or threatening.
  10. To fall: to sink: to grow less.
  11. To gather and appear gloomy, as the clouds: to threaten a storm: to frown.
  12. To appear gloomy; frown.
  13. To descend; lessen.
  14. To look angry; scowl.
  15. look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
  16. make lower or quieter; " turn down the volume of a radio"
  17. To let down; to bring down; to humble; to diminish.
  18. To bring low; to cause to descend; to bring down; to lessen; to humble or degrade; to enfeeble; to sink.
  19. Cloudiness; gloominess.
  20. A frowning; sullenness.
  22. inferior in rank or status; " the junior faculty"; " a lowly corporal"; " petty officialdom"; " a subordinate functionary"
  23. the bottom one of two; " he chose the lower number"
  24. move something or somebody to a lower position; " take down the vase from the shelf"
  25. ( usually preceded by ` no') lower in esteem; " no less a person than the king himself"
  26. Compar. of Low, a.
  27. 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.
  28. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  29. 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.
  30. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
  31. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  32. Comp. of low; less high or elevated.