lower (Meaning)

Wordnet

lower (n)

the lower of two berths

Wordnet

lower (v)

move something or somebody to a lower position

set lower

make lower or quieter

cause to drop or sink

look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

Webster

lower (a.)

Compar. of Low, a.

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.

To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.

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.

To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.

To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.

To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.

Webster

lower (v. i.)

To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.

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.

To frown; to look sullen.

Webster

lower (n.)

Cloudiness; gloominess.

A frowning; sullenness.

lower Sentence Examples

  1. The stock market experienced a lower close after disappointing earnings reports.
  2. The floodwaters gradually lowered, allowing residents to return to their homes.
  3. The technician lowered the suspension on the car, improving its handling.
  4. The elevator lowered us slowly to the ground floor.
  5. The athlete lowered the bar by setting a new world record.
  6. The volume on the stereo was too loud, so I lowered it.
  7. The temperature lowered significantly overnight, bringing frost to the ground.
  8. The price of gasoline has lowered in recent months.
  9. The river's current lowered as we approached the dam.
  10. The curtains lowered, casting a dim hue over the room.

FAQs About the word lower

the lower of two berths, move something or somebody to a lower position, set lower, make lower or quieter, cause to drop or sink, look angry or sullen, wrinkle

smaller, lesser,less,small, subordinate, inferior, junior, minor, petty, subsidiary

more, more, greater, major, greater, major,higher, higher,primary, senior

The stock market experienced a lower close after disappointing earnings reports.

The floodwaters gradually lowered, allowing residents to return to their homes.

The technician lowered the suspension on the car, improving its handling.

The elevator lowered us slowly to the ground floor.