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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.

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 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 in bar1 British & World English

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

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 in lower2 British & World English

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

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 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

raise one's sights in sight British & World English

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

lower the boom on British & World English

Treat (someone) severely

lower oneself in lower2 British & World English

Behave in a way that is perceived as unworthy or debased

Lower Forty-eight (States) British & World English

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

tone British & World English

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

the Lower House in lower house British & World English

(In the UK) the House of Commons

mordent British & World English

A rapid alternation of a note with the note immediately below or above it in the scale (sometimes further distinguished as lower mordent and upper mordent). The term inverted mordent usually refers to the upper mordent

Tunguska British & World English

Two rivers in Siberian Russia, the Lower Tunguska and Stony Tunguska, flowing westwards into the Yenisei River through the forested, sparsely populated Tunguska Basin. The area was the scene in 1908 of a devastating explosion believed to have been due to the disintegration in the atmosphere of a meteorite or small comet

the Palaeozoic in Palaeozoic British & World English

The Palaeozoic era or the system of rocks deposited during it

lower mordent in mordent British & World English

A rapid alternation of a note with the note immediately below or above it in the scale (sometimes further distinguished as lower mordent and upper mordent). The term inverted mordent usually refers to the upper mordent

Lower Tunguska in Tunguska British & World English

Two rivers in Siberian Russia, the Lower Tunguska and Stony Tunguska, flowing westwards into the Yenisei River through the forested, sparsely populated Tunguska Basin. The area was the scene in 1908 of a devastating explosion believed to have been due to the disintegration in the atmosphere of a meteorite or small comet

Lower Palaeozoic in Palaeozoic British & World English

Relating to or denoting the era between the Precambrian aeon and the Mesozoic era

Lower Palaeolithic in Palaeolithic British & World English

Relating to or denoting the early phase of the Stone Age, lasting about 2.5 million years, when primitive stone implements were used

lower English Thesaurus

the lofty statue lours at patients in the infirmary


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