Lowering
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. [1913 Webster]

All the clouds that lowered upon our house. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To frown; to look sullen. [1913 Webster]

But sullen discontent sat lowering on her face. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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