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Origin of lower

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

ANTONYMS FOR lower

OTHER WORDS FROM lower

low·er·a·ble, adjective

Definition for lowers (2 of 2)

lower2
[ 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

SYNONYMS FOR lower

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British Dictionary definitions for lowers (1 of 2)

lower1
/ (ˈləʊə) /

adjective

verb

Derived forms of lower

lowerable, adjective

Word Origin for lower

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

British Dictionary definitions for lowers (2 of 2)

lower2

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 forms of lower

lowering or louring, adjectiveloweringly or louringly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for lowers

lower
[ lōər ]

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