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[louuh r, lou-er] /laʊər, ˈlaʊ ər/
verb (used without object), noun
lower2 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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."

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 J. Endell Tyler
  • 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


a variant spelling of lower2
Derived Forms
louring, lowering, adjective
louringly, loweringly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lour

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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