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      adj  
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.  
Lower Silurian     
      vb  
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))  
  lowerable      adj  
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lower          [2]  
      vb      a variant spelling of       lour  

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lour   , lower         
      vb   intr  
1    (esp. of the sky, weather, etc.) to be overcast, dark, and menacing  
2    to scowl or frown  
      n  
3    a menacing scowl or appearance  
     (C13 louren to scowl; compare German lauern to lurk)  
  louring, lowering      adj  
  louringly, loweringly      adv  


lower          [1]  
      adj  
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.  
Lower Silurian     
      vb  
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))  
  lowerable      adj  
lower          [2]  
      vb      a variant spelling of       lour  
Lower Austria  
      n   a state of NE Austria: the largest Austrian province, containing most of the Vienna basin. Capital: Sankt Pölten. Pop.: 1518000 (1995 est.). Area: 19170 sq. km (7476 sq. miles),   (German name)    Niederösterreich  
Lower California  
      n   a mountainous peninsula of NW Mexico, between the Pacific and the Gulf of California: administratively divided into the states of Baja California and Baja California Sur,   (Spanish name)    Baja California  
Lower Canada  
      n   (from 1791 to 1841) the official name of the S region of the present-day province of Quebec  
   Compare       Upper Canada  
lower case  
      n  
1    a compositor's type case, in which the small letters are kept  
      adj  
  lower-case  
2    of or relating to small letters  
      vb  
  lower-case  
3    tr   to print with lower-case letters  
lower chamber  
      n      another name for a       lower house  
lower class  
      n  
1    the social stratum having the lowest position in the social hierarchy  
   Compare       middle class       upper class       working class  
      adj  
  lower-class  
2    of or relating to the lower class  
3    inferior or vulgar  
lower criticism  
      n   textual criticism, esp. the study of the extant manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to establish the original text  
   Compare       higher criticism  
lower deck  
      n  
1    the deck of a ship situated immediately above the hold  
2    Informal   the petty officers and seamen of a ship collectively  
Lower Egypt  
      n   one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt: consists of the Nile Delta  
lower house  
      n   one of the two houses of a bicameral legislature: usually the larger and more representative house,   (Also called)    lower chamber      Compare       upper house  
Lower Hutt  
      n   an industrial town in New Zealand on the S coast of North Island. Pop.: 62900 (1983)  
Lower Lakes  
      pl n     (Chiefly Canadian)   Lakes Erie and Ontario  
lower mordent  
      n      another term for       mordent  
Lower Palaeolithic  
      n  
1    the earliest of the three sections of the Palaeolithic, beginning about 3 million years ago and ending about 70000 b.c. with the emergence of Neanderthal man  
      adj  
2    of or relating to this period  
lower regions  
      pl n   usually preceded by: the   hell  
Lower Saxony  
      n   a state of N Germany, on the North Sea and including the E Frisian Islands; formerly in West Germany: a leading European producer of petroleum. Capital: Hanover. Pop.: 7715400 (1995 est.). Area: 47408 sq. km (18489 sq. miles),   (German name)    Niedersachsen  
lower school  
      n   the younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups  
lower world  
      n  
1    the earth as opposed to heaven or the spiritual world  
2       another name for       hell  

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lower         

[

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      adj  
1    inferior, junior, lesser, low-level, minor, secondary, second-class, smaller, subordinate, under  
2    curtailed, decreased, diminished, lessened, pared down, reduced  
      vb  
3    depress, drop, fall, let down, make lower, sink, submerge, take down  
4    abase, belittle, condescend, debase, degrade, deign, demean, devalue, disgrace, downgrade, humble, humiliate, stoop  
5    abate, curtail, cut, decrease, diminish, lessen, minimize, moderate, prune, reduce, slash  
6    soften, tone down  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   enlarged, higher, increased  
      vb   amplify, augment, boost, elevate, enlarge, extend, hoist, increase, inflate, lift, magnify, raise  

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lower          [2]  
    lour  

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lour   , lower         
1    be brewing, blacken, cloud up or over, darken, loom, menace, threaten  
2    frown, give a dirty look, glare, glower, look daggers, look sullen, scowl  


lower          [1]  
      adj  
1    inferior, junior, lesser, low-level, minor, secondary, second-class, smaller, subordinate, under  
2    curtailed, decreased, diminished, lessened, pared down, reduced  
      vb  
3    depress, drop, fall, let down, make lower, sink, submerge, take down  
4    abase, belittle, condescend, debase, degrade, deign, demean, devalue, disgrace, downgrade, humble, humiliate, stoop  
5    abate, curtail, cut, decrease, diminish, lessen, minimize, moderate, prune, reduce, slash  
6    soften, tone down  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj   enlarged, higher, increased  
      vb   amplify, augment, boost, elevate, enlarge, extend, hoist, increase, inflate, lift, magnify, raise  
lower          [2]  
    lour  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
exp.
(colloquially) tattoo on the lower back
v.
raise a price after agreeing on a lower one
Common real estate term but 'of uncertain origin'. However WW1 Australian soldier's diary records: "Huge rubber gun gazumps were falling all over the town [Watten]..." A weapon?
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
v.
lower a price at the last minute to secure a sale
the chamber pot meaning is the NOUN. This is the verb.
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