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 for Lower
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Low \Low\ (l[=o]), a. [Compar. Lower (l[=o]"[~e]r); 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
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     1. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or
        elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as,
        low ground; a low flight.
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     2. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature;
        a low fence.
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     3. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in
        winter, and six in summer.
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     4. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
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     5. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the
        ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of
        corn; low wages.
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     6. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
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     7. (Mus.) Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low
        pitch; a low note.
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     8. (Phon.) Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of
        the tongue in relation to the palate; as, [a^] ([a^]m),
        [add] ([add]ll). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]
        5, 10, 11.
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     9. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the
        low northern latitudes.
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     10. Numerically small; as, a low number.
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     11. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as,
         low spirits; low in spirits.
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     12. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low
         condition; the lower classes.
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               Why but to keep ye low and ignorant ? --Milton.
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     13. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low
         mind; a low trick or stratagem.
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     14. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or
         diction; as, a low comparison.
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               In comparison of these divine writers, the noblest
               wits of the heathen world are low and dull.
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     15. Submissive; humble. "Low reverence." --Milton.
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     16. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse;
         made low by sickness.
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     17. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a
         low temperature; a low fever.
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     18. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low
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     19. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple;
         as, a low diet.
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     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
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     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 Low water 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              All the clouds that lowered upon our house. --Shak.
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     2. To frown; to look sullen.
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              But sullen discontent sat lowering on her face.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lower \Low"er\, a.
     Compar. of Low, a.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
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              Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love
              Down to a silent grave.               --Tennyson.
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     2. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to
        lower a chimney or turret.
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     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.
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     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.
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     5. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
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     6. To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price
        of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lower \Low"er\, n. [Obs.]
     1. Cloudiness; gloominess.
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     2. A frowning; sullenness.
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     1. relating to small or noncapital letters which were kept in
        the lower half of a compositor's type case. Also See
        minuscule, minuscular.
        [WordNet 1.5] lowercase

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the lower of two berths [syn: lower berth, lower]
      v 1: move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down
           the vase from the shelf" [syn: lower, take down, let
           down, get down, bring down] [ant: bring up,
           elevate, get up, lift, raise]
      2: set lower; "lower a rating"; "lower expectations" [syn:
         lower, lour]
      3: make lower or quieter; "turn down the volume of a radio"
         [syn: turn down, lower, lour]
      4: cause to drop or sink; "The lack of rain had depressed the
         water level in the reservoir" [syn: lower, depress]
      5: look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal
         disapproval [syn: frown, glower, lour, lower]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  317 Moby Thesaurus words for "lower":
     abase, abash, abated, ablated, abridge, apprehend, approach,
     attenuated, await, bated, be imminent, be in store, bear down,
     beat down, belittle, belittled, bludgeon, bode, bore, break, brew,
     bring down, bring low, bulldoze, bump, burrow, bust, cast down,
     cave, cave in, cheapen, clip, color, come on, comminate, common,
     compress, condescend, confront, consumed, contracted, couch,
     countersink, croak, crop, crush, curtail, curtailed, cut, cut back,
     cut down, cut off, cut prices, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits,
     darken, darkle, dash, de-escalate, debase, decline, decrease,
     decreased, decry, deduct, deepen, deflate, deflated, degrade,
     deign, deject, delve, demean, demeaning, demit, demote, denounce,
     deplume, depreciate, depress, descend, detrude, devaluate, devalue,
     dig, dig out, dike, dim, diminish, diminished, disadvantaged,
     discount, discourage, discredit, disgrace, disgrade, dishearten,
     dispirit, displume, dissipated, dive, down, downbear, downgrade,
     draw near, draw nigh, draw on, dredge, drill, drive, droop, drop,
     dropped, dump, dump on, dusk, earlier, eroded, excavate, face,
     fall, fall in price, fallen, flop, flop down, flump, flump down,
     flush, forebode, forewarn, forthcome, founder, frown, furrow,
     gather, give way, glare, gloam, gloom, gloominess, glower, gnarl,
     go down, gouge, gouge out, grimace, groove, grow dark, grow dim,
     growl, grub, hang over, haul down, have a premonition,
     have a presentiment, hover, humble, humiliate, impend,
     in the shade, indent, inferior, infra dig, intimidate, jew down,
     junior, knit the brow, knock down, lapse, less, lessen, lesser,
     let down, lie over, long face, look black, look daggers,
     look sullen, look threatening, loom, low, lower case,
     lower the spirits, lowered, lowering, lowest, lowly, make a lip,
     make a moue, mantle, mark, mark down, menace, mine, miniaturized,
     minor, minuscule, moderate, modest, modulate, moue, mow, near,
     nether, nose-dive, oppress, ordinary, overhang, pare, peer, plop,
     plop down, plummet, plump, plunge, portend, pout, preapprehend,
     press down, pull down, push down, put down, quarry, quieten,
     redden, reduce, reduced, retrench, retrenched, roll back, sadden,
     sag, sap, scale down, scaled-down, scoop, scoop out, scowl,
     scrabble, scrape, scratch, second rank, second string, secondary,
     servile, set, set down, settle, settle down, shame, shave, shorn,
     shorten, shorter, shovel, shrunk, shrunken, simplify, sink,
     sink down, slash, slouch, slump, slump down, small, smaller, snap,
     snarl, soften, somber, somberness, sombrousness, spade, spit,
     stare, step down, stoop, strip of rank, sub, subaltern, subjacent,
     subject, submerge, subordinate, subservient, subside, swag,
     take down, take from, third rank, third string, threaten,
     thrust down, tone down, trench, trim, trip up, trough, tune down,
     tunnel, turn down, under, underprivileged, underprize, undervalue,
     utter threats against, vulgar, warn, watered-down, weakened,
     weigh heavy upon, weigh upon, worn, write down, write off,
     wry face

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