HyperDic: lower

English > 6 senses of the word lower:
VERBmotionlower, take down, let down, get down, bring downmove something or somebody to a lower position
changelower, lourset lower
changelower, turn down, lourmake lower or quieter
contactlower, depresscause to drop or sink
bodylower, frown, glower, lourlook angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
NOUNartifactlower, lower berththe lower of two berths
lower > pronunciation
Soundslow'er
Rhymesblower ... widower: 18 rhymes with ower...
English > lower: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThe lower of two berths.
Synonymlower berth
Broaderberth, bunk, built in bedA bed on a ship or train
Spanishlitera de abajo
Verbslowercause to drop or sink
lowermove something or somebody to a lower position
English > lower: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove something or somebody to a lower position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey lower the bags on the table
Synonymstake down, let down, get down, bring down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Narrowerdepresslower (prices or markets)
diplower briefly
inclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow
reeflower and bring partially inboard
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Oppositeraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanisharriar, bajarse, bajar
Catalanabaixar-se, abaixar, arriar, baixar, calar
Nounslowerthe lower of two berths
loweringthe act of causing something to move to a lower level
English > lower: 6 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningSet lower.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "lower a rating"
  • "lower expectations"
Synonymlour
Narrowerderatelower the rated electrical capability of electrical apparatus
subordinate, subduemake subordinate, dependent, or subservient
Broaderdevaluelower the value or quality of
Spanishbajar
Catalanbaixar
English > lower: 6 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake lower or quieter.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsturn down, lour
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
Spanishbajar
Catalanabaixar, baixar
Nounsloweringthe act of causing to become less
English > lower: 6 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningCause to drop or sink.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdepress
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounslowerthe lower of two berths
loweringthe act of causing to become less
English > lower: 6 senses > verb 5, body
Meaninglook angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsfrown, glower, lour
Narrowerscowlfrown with displeasure
Broadergrimace, make a face, pull a facecontort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state
Spanishfruncir
Catalanarrufar les celles, arrufar, arrugar

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