lour

[ louuhr, lou-er ]
/ laʊər, ˈlaʊ ər /
See synonyms for: lour / louring on Thesaurus.com

noun, verb (used without object), lour·ed, lour·ing.

a variant of lower2.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for lour

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

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

    Captain Ravenshaw|Robert Neilson Stephens

British Dictionary definitions for lour

lour

lower

/ (laʊə) /

verb

a variant spelling of lower 2

Derived forms of lour

louring or lowering, adjectivelouringly or loweringly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012