Lower

Definition of Lower

Low´er
a.1.Compar. of Low, a.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Lowered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lowering.]
Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love
Down to a silent grave.
- Tennyson.
2.To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
3.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.
4.To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
5.To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
6.To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
v. i.1.To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Lowered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lowering.]
All the clouds that lowered upon our house.
- Shak.
2.To frown; to look sullen.
But sullen discontent sat lowering on her face.
- Dryden.
n.1.Cloudiness; gloominess.
2.A frowning; sullenness.

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