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lower1 British & World English

comparative of low.

lower2 British & World English

Move (someone or something) in a downward direction

lower3 British & World English

Variant spelling of lour.

lower English Thesaurus

the lofty statue lours at patients in the infirmary

lower1 English Thesaurus

the curtain covers the lower half of the window

lower2 English Thesaurus

she lowered the mask

lower3 English Thesaurus

See lour

lour British & World English

Look angry or sullen; scowl

lower in lour British & World English

Look angry or sullen; scowl

low1 British & World English

Of less than average height from top to bottom or to the top from the ground

Lower in lower1 British & World English

Denoting an older (and hence usually deeper) part of a stratigraphic division or archaeological deposit or the period in which it was formed or deposited

raise one's sights British & World English

Become more (or less) ambitious; increase (or lower) one’s expectations

lower case British & World English

Small letters as opposed to capital letters (upper case)

lower class British & World English

The social group that has the lowest status; the working class

lower court British & World English

A court whose decisions may be overruled by another court on appeal

lower deck British & World English

The deck of a ship situated immediately above the hold

lower-grade British & World English

Of an inferior quality, standard, or level in a hierarchy

lower house British & World English

The larger of two sections of a bicameral parliament or similar legislature, typically with elected members and having the primary responsibility for legislation

Lower Hutt British & World English

A city in New Zealand, near Wellington; population 97,701 (2006)

lower-level British & World English

At or of a level that is lower in position or status

lower case New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

small letters as opposed to capital (upper-case) letters

lower class New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

lower animals British & World English

Animals of relatively simple or primitive characteristics as contrasted with humans or with more advanced animals such as mammals or vertebrates

Lower Austria British & World English

A state of NE Austria; capital, St Pölten

Lower Canada British & World English

The mainly French-speaking region of Canada around the lower St Lawrence River, in what is now southern Quebec

lower chamber British & World English

Another term for lower house.

Lower Merion British & World English

A township in southeastern Pennsylvania that contains many suburban communities northwest of Philadelphia; population 57,203 (est. 2008)

lower orders British & World English

The lower classes of society

lower plants British & World English

Plants of relatively simple or primitive characteristics, especially those which are not vascular plants, i.e. algae, mosses, liverworts, and sometimes fungi

lower-ranking British & World English

Having an inferior rank or position in a particular hierarchy

lower regions British & World English

Hell or the underworld

Lower Saxony British & World English

A state of NW Germany; capital, Hanover. It corresponds to the north-western part of the former kingdom of Saxony

lower school British & World English

The section of a larger school which comprises or caters for the younger pupils, especially those below the fifth form

lower criticism British & World English

Dated term for textual criticism, in contrast to higher criticism.

lower the bar British & World English

Lower (or raise) the standards which need to be met in order to qualify for something

lower the tone British & World English

Diminish the general spirit or moral character of a conversation, place, etc.

Lower California British & World English

Another name for Baja California.

Lower California New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another name for Baja California

Lower East Side British & World English

A district of southeastern Manhattan in New York City, noted as home to immigrants from the 1880s through the early 20th century

lower middle class British & World English

The social group between the working class and the middle class

lower the boom on British & World English

Treat (someone) severely

Lower Forty-eight (States) British & World English

A term for the 48 contiguous US states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii

lower oneself in lower2 British & World English

Behave in a way that is perceived as unworthy or debased

tone British & World English

The general character or attitude of a place, piece of writing, situation, etc.


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