Lowered
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. [1913 Webster]

Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love Down to a silent grave. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride. [1913 Webster]

6. To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lowered — adj. pointed downward; as, with lowered eyes. Opposite of {raised}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lowered — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lowered — adj. Lowered is used with these nouns: ↑expectation, ↑lid …   Collocations dictionary

  • lowered — adjective below the surround or below the normal position (Freq. 2) with lowered eyes • Ant: ↑raised • Similar to: ↑down …   Useful english dictionary

  • lowered — Synonyms and related words: abated, ablated, attenuated, bated, belittled, bowed down, brought down, brought low, consumed, contracted, curtailed, debased, decreased, deflated, depressed, diminished, dissipated, downcast, downthrown, dropped,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lowered — англ. [ло/уэд] понизить темперированный тон см. также low …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • lowered — adj. decreased, lessened, diminished, turned down low·er || laÊŠÉ™(r) n. dark threatening look; frown adj. below another; situated below; of an earlier time period (Geology); less advanced or developed (Biology); of the larger and more… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lowered the flag to half-mast — lowered the flag to the midpoint of the flagpole (to commemorate a sad event) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lowered character — nuleistas ženklas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Ženklas, parašytas žemiau, negu kiti tos pačios eilutės ženklai. Gali atlikti ↑indekso vaidmenį. Iš įvairiais lygiais nuleistų ženklų galima formuoti indeksų indeksus. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • lowered his eyes — looked down, looked at the ground (i.e. in embarrassment) …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”