Complete Definition of "lower"

English

rank|corner|spite|built|901|lower|lead|wouldn't|success

Pronunciation
(comparative of "low"; let descend by its own weight, etc):
*(UK): IPA|/ËlÉÊÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]@/
*(US): IPA|/ËloÊÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/
*audio|en-us-lower.ogg|Audio (US)
*rhymes|ÉÊÉ(r)
(lour):
*(UK): IPA|/ËlaÊÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]/
*(US): IPA|/ËlaÊÉ/, SAMPA|/"[email protected]`/

Etymology 1
low + -er

Adjective
lower

  1. comparative of|low|langEnglish|POSadjective

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|comparative of low
Czech: t-|cs|nižší|m
trans-mid
trans-bottom
Czech: t-|cs|dolní|m

Etymology 2
OE. lowren, luren; See Dutch loeren, Late German luren. German lauern "to lurk", "to be on the watch", and English leer, lurk.
rfe|doesn't make sense - punctuation seems to be wrong

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive 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.

#:Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love Down to a silent grave. Tennyson.

  1. transitive To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
  2. transitive To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun.
  3. transitive To make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
  4. transitive 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. transitive To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
  6. reflexive (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
  7. transitive To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
  8. intransitive To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  9. intransitive To decrease in value, amount, etc.

Synonyms
(let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail): bring down
(reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney): shorten
(depress as to direction, as a gun):
(make less elevated as to object, as ambitions or hopes): reduce
(reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature): reduce, turn down
(transitive: to humble):
(reflexive: to humble oneself): be humble
(reduce (something) in value, amount, etc): cut, reduce
(intransitive: grow less): die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink
(intransitive: decrease in value): become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce

Translations
trans-top|let (something) descend by its own weight, such as a bucket or sail
French: abaisser (bucket, etc), amener (sail, flag)
trans-mid
Kurdish:

trans-bottom

trans-top|reduce the height of, as a fence or chimney
Czech: snížit
French: t+|fr|baisser, t+|fr|abaisser
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|depress as to direction, as a gun
French: t+|fr|baisser
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|make less elevated as to object, as ambitions or hopes
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of, as temperature
French: t+|fr|baisser, t+|fr|diminuer
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|transitive: to humble
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|reflexive: to humble oneself
French: t+|fr|s'abaisser
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
French: baisser, abaisser, diminuer, réduire
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to fall, to grow less
French: baisser, diminuer, réduire
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|intransitive: to decrease in value
French: t+|fr|baisser
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Etymology 3
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Verb
en-verb

  1. alternative spelling of|lour

Category:English ergative verbs
Category:English heteronyms

fa:lower
fr:lower
io:lower
it:lower
lt:lower
hu:lower
pt:lower
fi:lower
te:lower
vi:lower
zh:lower

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