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lour

[louuh r, lou-er]
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verb (used without object), noun
  1. lower2.
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Examples from the Web for lour

Historical Examples

  • As for the lour in my pocket, I am a forsworn man if I deliver it not to-morrow.

    Captain Ravenshaw

    Robert Neilson Stephens

  • Footnote 99: "Par long temps a lour grantz custages et despenses."

  • The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour; but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.

    Frankenstein

    Mary Shelley

  • She particularly wanted to go out with her brother for half an lour, and she did not wish to leave the house empty.

    Rogues and Vagabonds

    George R. Sims


British Dictionary definitions for lour

lour

lower

verb
  1. a variant spelling of lower 2
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Derived Formslouring or lowering, adjectivelouringly or loweringly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for lour

v.

"to frown," late 13c. variant of lower (v.2). Related: Loured; louring.

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