There are 3 definitions of lower in English:

lower1

Syllabification: low·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlōər
 
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adjective

  • 2Less high: the lower levels of the building managers lower down the hierarchy
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    • The proposal for a new building had a more plausible scale and circulation pattern in a somewhat lower structure.
    • Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
    Synonyms
    bottom, bottommost, nether, under; underneath, further down, beneath
  • 2.1(Of an animal or plant) showing relatively primitive or simple characteristics.
  • 2.2 (often Lower) Geology & Archaeology 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: Lower Cretaceous Lower Paleolithic
  • 3(In place names) situated on less high land or to the south or toward the sea: the sweatshops of the Lower East Side

adverb

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  • In or into a lower position: the sun sank lower

Derivatives

lowermost

Pronunciation: /-ˌmōst/
adjective
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  • Also, there is a need to provide a positive signal when the user steps on the lowermost rung of the ladder to prevent the possible injury described above.
  • The other method is to apply coats of special waterproof cement on the inside surfaces of the walls and lowermost floor, using pressure adhesion.

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There are 3 definitions of lower in English:

lower2

Syllabification: low·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlōər
 
/

verb

[with object]

Phrases

lower the boom on

informal Treat or reprimand (someone) severely.
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  • He came in and lowered the boom on a lot of people, and he didn't let people off the hook just because they were friendly or nice.
  • He says he simply forgot about memos in his own hand in 1981 and 1984 that show him lowering the boom on two previously undisclosed priests accused of molestation.
  • They lowered the boom on him, for no particular reason, after a snap decision that only took a few months.
Put a stop to (an activity): let’s lower the boom on high-level corruption
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  • He can scarce contain his glee as he is lauded him for lowering the boom on government troughing.
  • We just need to get a lock on power for another four years, and then we'll lower the boom on big government.

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There are 3 definitions of lower in English:

lower3

Syllabification: low·er
Pronunciation: /ˈlou(ə)r
 
/
(also lour)

verb

[no object]
  • 1Look angry or sullen; frown: the lofty statue lowers at patients in the infirmary
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    • Two guys worked the kitchen - a dark, lowering, Heathcliffy fellow and a chirpy-looking, more English chap in glasses.
  • 1.1(Of the sky, weather, or landscape) look dark and threatening: (as adjective lowering) a day of lowering clouds
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    • While their only rivals Sheffield Collegiate overcame the sea fret at Hull, Harrogate raced to beat dark, lowering Wolds cloud at Driffield.
    • The sky was a leaden gray, darkening and lowering towards the west, promising rain.
    Synonyms
    overcast, dark, leaden, gray, cloudy, clouded, gloomy, threatening, menacing, promising rain

noun

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  • 1A scowl.
  • 1.1A dark and gloomy appearance of the sky, weather or landscape.

Derivatives

loweringly

adverb
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  • When he looked loweringly up, quivering at each sound, his eyes had the expression of those of a criminal who thinks his guilt little and his punishment great, and knows that he can find no words.
  • He entered, eyeing the tutor suspiciously and loweringly.
  • That is the ugliest, most loweringly brutal-looking theatre I ever remember seeing.

Origin

Middle English: of unknown origin.

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