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lowermore about lower


  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Low  \Low\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lower};  superl.  {Lowest}.]  [OE.  low 
  louh,  lah,  Icel.  l[=a]gr;  akin  to  Sw  l[*a]g,  Dan.  lav,  D. 
  laag,  and  E.  lie.  See  {Lie}  to  be  prostrate.] 
  1.  Occupying  an  inferior  position  or  place  not  high  or 
  elevated;  depressed  in  comparison  with  something  else;  as 
  low  ground;  a  low  flight. 
  2.  Not  rising  to  the  usual  height;  as  a  man  of  low  stature; 
  a  low  fence. 
  3.  Near  the  horizon;  as  the  sun  is  low  at  four  o'clock  in 
  winter,  and  six  in  summer. 
  4.  Sunk  to  the  farthest  ebb  of  the  tide;  as  low  tide. 
  5.  Beneath  the  usual  or  remunerative  rate  or  amount,  or  the 
  ordinary  value;  moderate;  cheap;  as  the  low  price  of 
  corn;  low  wages. 
  6.  Not  loud;  as  a  low  voice;  a  low  sound. 
  7.  (Mus.)  Depressed  in  the  scale  of  sounds;  grave;  as  a  low 
  pitch;  a  low  note. 
  8.  (Phon.)  Made  as  a  vowel,  with  a  low  position  of  part  of 
  the  tongue  in  relation  to  the  palate;  as  ?  (?m),  ?  (all). 
  See  Guide  to  Pronunciation,  [sect][sect]  5,  10,  11. 
  9.  Near  or  not  very  distant  from  the  equator;  as  in  the 
  low  northern  latitudes. 
  10.  Numerically  small  as  a  low  number. 
  11.  Wanting  strength  or  animation;  depressed;  dejected;  as 
  low  spirits;  low  in  spirits. 
  12.  Depressed  in  condition;  humble  in  rank;  as  men  of  low 
  condition;  the  lower  classes. 
  Why  but  to  keep  ye  low  and  ignorant  ?  --Milton. 
  13.  Mean  vulgar;  base;  dishonorable;  as  a  person  of  low 
  mind;  a  low  trick  or  stratagem. 
  14.  Not  elevated  or  sublime;  not  exalted  or  diction;  as  a 
  low  comparison. 
  In  comparison  of  these  divine  writers,  the  noblest 
  wits  of  the  heathen  world  are  low  and  dull. 
  15.  Submissive;  humble.  ``Low  reverence.''  --Milton. 
  16.  Deficient  in  vital  energy;  feeble;  weak;  as  a  low  pulse; 
  made  low  by  sickness. 
  17.  Moderate;  not  intense;  not  inflammatory;  as  low  heat;  a 
  low  temperature;  a  low  fever. 
  18.  Smaller  than  is  reasonable  or  probable;  as  a  low 
  19.  Not  rich,  high  seasoned,  or  nourishing;  plain;  simple; 
  as  a  low  diet. 
  Note:  Low  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds  which 
  require  no  special  explanation;  as  low-arched,  low- 
  browed,  low-crowned,  low-heeled,  low-lying,  low-priced, 
  low-roofed,  low-toned,  low-voiced,  and  the  like 
  {Low  Church}.  See  {High  Church},  under  {High}. 
  {Low  Countries},  the  Netherlands. 
  {Low  German},  {Low  Latin},  etc  See  under  {German},  {Latin}, 
  {Low  life},  humble  life. 
  {Low  milling},  a  process  of  making  flour  from  grain  by  a 
  single  grinding  and  by  siftings. 
  {Low  relief}.  See  {Bas-relief}. 
  {Low  side  window}  (Arch.),  a  peculiar  form  of  window  common 
  in  medi[ae]val  churches,  and  of  uncertain  use  Windows  of 
  this  sort  are  narrow,  near  the  ground,  and  out  of  the  line 
  of  the  windows,  and  in  many  different  situations  in  the 
  {Low  spirits},  despondency. 
  {Low  steam},  steam  having  a  low  pressure. 
  {Low  steel},  steel  which  contains  only  a  small  proportion  of 
  carbon,  and  can  not  be  hardened  greatly  by  sudden  cooling. 
  {Low  Sunday},  the  Sunday  next  after  Easter;  --  popularly  so 
  {Low  tide},  the  farthest  ebb  of  the  tide;  the  tide  at  its 
  lowest  point;  low  water. 
  {Low  water}. 
  a  The  lowest  point  of  the  ebb  tide;  a  low  stage  of  the 
  in  a  river,  lake,  etc 
  b  (Steam  Boiler)  The  condition  of  an  insufficient 
  quantity  of  water  in  the  boiler. 
  {Low  water}  {alarm  or  indicator}  (Steam  Boiler),  a 
  contrivance  of  various  forms  attached  to  a  boiler  for 
  giving  warning  when  the  water  is  low 
  {Low  water  mark},  that  part  of  the  shore  to  which  the  waters 
  recede  when  the  tide  is  the  lowest.  --Bouvier. 
  {Low  wine},  a  liquor  containing  about  20  percent  of  alcohol, 
  produced  by  the  first  distillation  of  wash;  the  first  run 
  of  the  still  --  often  in  the  plural. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lower  \Low"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  fall;  to  sink;  to  grow  less  to  diminish;  to  decrease;  as 
  the  river  lowered  as  rapidly  as  it  rose. 
  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. 
  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 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lower  \Low"er\,  a. 
  Compar.  of  {Low},  a. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lower  \Low"er\,  n.  [Obs.] 
  1.  Cloudiness;  gloominess. 
  2.  A  frowning;  sullenness. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (usually  preceded  by  `no)'  lower  in  esteem;  "no  less  a 
  person  than  the  king  himself"  [syn:  {less}] 
  2:  inferior  in  rank  or  status;  "the  junior  faculty";  "a  lowly 
  corporal";  "petty  officialdom";  "a  subordinate 
  functionary"  [syn:  {junior-grade},  {inferior},  {lower-ranking}, 
  {lowly},  {petty(a)},  {secondary},  {subaltern},  {subordinate}] 
  3:  the  bottom  one  of  two 
  4:  of  the  underworld;  "nether  regions"  [syn:  {chthonian},  {chthonic}, 
  n  :  the  lower  of  two  berths  [syn:  {lower  berth}] 
  v  1:  move  something  or  somebody  to  a  lower  position  [syn:  {take 
  down},  {let  down},  {get  down},  {bring  down}]  [ant:  {raise}] 
  2:  set  lower;  "lower  a  rating";  "lower  expectations"  [syn:  {lour}] 
  3:  make  lower  or  quieter;"turn  down  the  volume  of  a  radio" 
  [syn:  {turn  down},  {lour}] 
  4:  cause  to  drop  or  sink;  "The  lack  of  rain  had  depressed  the 
  water  level  in  the  reservoir"  [syn:  {depress}] 
  5:  wrinkle  one's  forehead  in  a  sign  of  disapproval  [syn:  {frown}, 

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