Nearby words

  1. lowell, abbott lawrence,
  2. lowell, amy,
  3. lowell, james russell,
  4. lowell, percival,
  5. lowell, robert,
  6. lower airway,
  7. lower apsis,
  8. lower austria,
  9. lower bound,
  10. lower burrell

Origin of lower

1
1150–1200; Middle English, comparative of low1 (adj.)

Related formslow·er·a·ble, adjective

lower

2
[ lou-er, louuhr ]
/ ˈlaʊ ər, laʊər /

verb (used without object)

to be dark and threatening, as the sky or the weather.
to frown, scowl, or look sullen; glower: He lowers at people when he's in a bad mood.

noun

a dark, threatening appearance, as of the sky or weather.
a frown or scowl.
Also lour.

Origin of lower

2
1250–1300; Middle English lour (noun), louren (v.) to frown, lurk; akin to German lauern, Dutch loeren

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British Dictionary definitions for lowered

lower

1
/ (ˈləʊə) /

adjective

verb

Derived Formslowerable, adjective

Word Origin for lower

C12 (comparative of low 1); C17 (vb)

lower

2

lour

/ (ˈlaʊə) /

verb (intr)

(esp of the sky, weather, etc) to be overcast, dark, and menacing
to scowl or frown

noun

a menacing scowl or appearance
Derived Formslowering or louring, adjectiveloweringly or louringly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for lowered
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for lowered

lower

[ lōər ]

Being an earlier division of the geological or archaeological period named. Compare upper.
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