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Definition of lower:

  1. A frowning; sullenness.
  2. Cloudiness; gloominess.
  3. Compar. of Low, a.
  4. 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.
  5. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  6. 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.
  7. To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  8. To frown; to look sullen.
  9. 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.
  10. To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  11. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
  12. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.


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