1 being below one or more other things
the lower shelf, the lower animals
2 reduced in amount or value
a lower price
3 (Maths) (of a limit or bound) less than or equal to one or more numbers or variables
4 sometimes cap (Geology) denoting the early part or division of a period, system, formation, etc.
5 tr to cause to become low or on a lower level; bring, put, or cause to move down
6 tr to reduce or bring down in estimation, dignity, value, etc.
to lower oneself
7 to reduce or be reduced
to lower one's confidence
8 tr to make quieter
to lower the radio
9 tr to reduce the pitch of
10 tr (Phonetics) to modify the articulation of (a vowel) by bringing the tongue further away from the roof of the mouth
11 intr to diminish or become less
(C12 (comparative of low1); C17 (vb))
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