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lowering


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lowering  \Low"er*ing\,  a. 
  Dark  and  threatening;  gloomy;  sullen;  as  lowering  clouds  or 
  sky. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lower  \Low"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lowered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lowering}.]  [OE.  lowren,  luren;  cf  D.  loeren,  LG  luren.  G. 
  lauern  to  lurk,  to  be  on  the  watch,  and  E.  leer,  lurk.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  All  the  clouds  that  lowered  upon  our  house.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  frown;  to  look  sullen. 
 
  But  sullen  discontent  sat  lowering  on  her  face. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lower  \Low"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lowered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lowering}.]  [From  {Low},  a.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  Lowered  softly  with  a  threefold  cord  of  love  Down  to 
  a  silent  grave.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  reduce  the  height  of  as  to  lower  a  fence  or  wall;  to 
  lower  a  chimney  or  turret. 
 
  3.  To  depress  as  to  direction;  as  to  lower  the  aim  of  a  gun; 
  to  make  less  elevated  as  to  object;  as  to  lower  one's 
  ambition,  aspirations,  or  hopes. 
 
  4.  To  reduce  the  degree,  intensity,  strength,  etc.,  of  as 
  to  lower  the  temperature  of  anything  to  lower  one's 
  vitality;  to  lower  distilled  liquors. 
 
  5.  To  bring  down  to  humble;  as  to  lower  one's  pride. 
 
  6.  To  reduce  in  value,  amount,  etc.;  as  to  lower  the  price 
  of  goods,  the  rate  of  interest,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lowering 
  adj  :  darkened  by  clouds;  "a  heavy  sky"  [syn:  {heavy},  {sullen},  {threatening}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  causing  to  become  less 
  2:  the  act  of  causing  something  to  move  to  a  lower  level  [syn: 
  {letting  down}] 




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