meaning of lower

1. Compar. of Low, a.
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.
To frown; to look sullen.
Cloudiness; gloominess.
A frowning; sullenness.
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.
To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower ones ambition, aspirations, or hopes.
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc. , of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower ones vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
To bring down; to humble; as, to lower ones pride.
To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
the lower of two berths

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