—lowerable, adj./loh"euhr/, v.t.1. to cause to descend; let or put down: to lower a flag.2. to make lower in height or level: to lower the water in a canal.3. to reduce in amount, price, degree, force, etc.4. to make less loud: Please lower your voice.5. to bring down in rank or estimation; degrade; humble; abase (oneself), as by some sacrifice of self-respect or dignity: His bad actions lowered him in my eyes.6. Music. to make lower in pitch; flatten.7. Phonet. to alter the articulation of (a vowel) by increasing the distance of the tongue downward from the palate: The vowel of "clerk" is lowered to (ä) in the British pronunciation.v.i.8. 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.9. to descend; sink: the sun lowering in the west.adj.10. comparative of low1.11. of or pertaining to those portions of a river farthest from the source.12. (often cap.) Stratig. noting an early division of a period, system, or the like: the Lower Devonian.n.13. a denture for the lower jaw.14. a lower berth.[1150-1200; ME, comp. of LOW1 (adj.)]Syn. 1. drop, depress. 3. decrease, diminish, lessen. 4. soften. 5. humiliate, dishonor, disgrace, debase.Ant. 3. raise, increase. 5. elevate, honor.lower2/low"euhr, loweur/, v.i.1. to be dark and threatening, as the sky or the weather.2. to frown, scowl, or look sullen; glower: He lowers at people when he's in a bad mood.n.3. a dark, threatening appearance, as of the sky or weather.4. a frown or scowl.Also, lour.[1250-1300; ME lour (n.), louren (v.) to frown, LURK; akin to G lauern, D loeren]Syn. 1. darken, threaten.
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