lower: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lō'ur), [key]
- to cause to descend; let or put down: to lower a flag.
- to make lower in height or level: to lower the water in a canal.
- to reduce in amount, price, degree, force, etc.
- to make less loud: Please lower your voice.
- to bring down in rank or estimation; degrade; humble; abase (oneself&hasp;), as by some sacrifice of self-respect or dignity: His bad actions lowered him in my eyes.
- to make lower in pitch; flatten.
- to alter the articulation of (a vowel) by increasing the distance of the tongue downward from the palate:(ä) in the British pronunciation. The vowel of “clerk” is lowered to
- to become lower, grow less, or diminish, as in amount, intensity, or degree: The brook lowers in early summer. Stock prices rise and lower constantly.
- to descend; sink: the sun lowering in the west.
- comparative of.
- of or pertaining to those portions of a river farthest from the source.
- (often cap.) Stratig. noting an early division of a period, system, or the like: the Lower Devonian.
- a denture for the lower jaw.
- a lower berth.
Pronunciation: (lou'ur, lour), [key]
- to be dark and threatening, as the sky or the weather.
- to frown, scowl, or look sullen; glower: He lowers at people when he's in a bad mood.
- a dark, threatening appearance, as of the sky or weather.
- a frown or scowl.
- lower (Thesaurus)