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