lower

To lower is to move something downward. When you go to sleep at night, you lower your head onto your pillow (unless you are a horse; in that case, you don't lower anything and sleep standing up).

After cleaning your house's gutters, you'll climb down, lower the ladder, and put it away. After you've raised your hand in class and been called on, you will lower your hand again. Another way to lower something is to decrease the volume: "Will you please lower the sound on the TV? It's way too loud!" A less common meaning of lower is to scowl or glower, or to look stormy and dark.

Primary Meanings of lower

1.
vn
move something or somebody to a lower position
the lower of two berths
2.
v
look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
Full Definitions of lower
1

v move something or somebody to a lower position

Synonyms:
bring down, get down, let down, take down
Antonyms:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position
Types:
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reef
lower and bring partially inboard
depress
lower (prices or markets)
dip
lower briefly
incline
lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v set lower

lower a rating”
lower expectations”
Synonyms:
lour
Types:
derate
lower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus
subdue, subordinate
make subordinate, dependent, or subservient
Type of:
devalue
lower the value or quality of

v cause to drop or sink

Synonyms:
depress
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v make lower or quieter

Synonyms:
lour, turn down
Type of:
decrease, lessen, minify
make smaller

n the lower of two berths

Synonyms:
lower berth
Type of:
berth, built in bed, bunk
a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
2

v look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval

Synonyms:
frown, glower, lour
Types:
scowl
frown with displeasure
Type of:
grimace, make a face, pull a face
contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

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