Adjective "Lower" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈləʊə/

Definitions and examples

    adjective

    Less high in position.
    1. 'Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.'
    2. 'managers lower down the hierarchy'
    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.
    1. 'Lower Palaeolithic'
    Situated to the south.

      adverb

      In or into a lower position.

        verb

        Move (someone or something) in a downward direction.
        1. 'He turned to tap on his laptop and a plasma screen lowered from the ceiling.'
        2. 'He lowered his hand, moving his focus to the paints and pencils and brushes that had been forgotten for so long.'
        3. 'He gently lowered his head and rested it on the cold glass.'
        4. 'The first panel had been lowered into place and was being anchored.'
        5. 'Mona stood still as the casket was lowered slowly into the ground.'
        6. 'Mules, lowered by rope down the narrow shaft into the mine, were used in the early mining operations.'
        7. 'A mere glance upwards at a bright lamp caused it to lower from the domed ceiling.'
        8. 'Amidst the drizzle and the strong winds, the box was lowered into the water.'
        9. 'Upon the third ring, my other hand released his and I lowered my fist, moving away from the elder man and back to my laptop.'
        10. 'The eagle touched down, and the platform slowly lowered down to the ground.'
        11. with object 'traffic speeds must be lowered'
        12. no object 'temperatures lowered'
        13. 'The Fed lowered its overnight bank lending rate to 1.25 percent, the lowest since 1961, in November.'
        14. 'Her voice lowered to a substantial degree, as if she spoke of something resentful.'
        15. 'Stronger signals, reduction in congestion and lowering the drop call rate are on the agenda.'
        16. 'Cost is still an important part of the equation, but technology can lower costs without any need to move offshore.'
        17. 'The temperature can gradually be lowered but should never be allowed to fall below 45 degrees.'
        18. 'The announcement regarding the move to lower its debt is expected to be accompanied by confirmation that it is to make job cuts across the group to cut costs.'
        19. 'A tear glimmered and her voice lowered to a mere whisper.'
        20. 'Workers initially demanded a 24 percent wage increase which union officials lowered to 20 percent.'
        21. 'The problem isn't merely that standards must be lowered in order for the weaker students to pass.'
        22. 'That is something the Executive has refused to do, on the grounds it would lower esteem for children from broken homes.'
        23. 'But does it not say something if they are still trying to get more money by lowering themselves to prostitution?'
        24. 'You have lowered yourself to an extent I didn't think was conceivable.'
        25. 'He lowers himself and the book by covering these topics.'
        26. 'And so what if the media have lowered themselves to airing snuff films in an effort to boost ratings?'
        27. 'Apparently that friend saw Lindt's photo on my blog and felt Lindt was lowering himself to be associated with a empty vessel like myself.'

        Definitions

        1. to cause to descend; let or put down: to lower a flag.

        2. to make lower in height or level: to lower the water in a canal.

        3. to reduce in amount, price, degree, force, etc.

        4. to make less loud: Please lower your voice.

        5. to bring down in rank or estimation; degrade; humble; abase (oneself), as by some sacrifice of self-respect or dignity: His bad actions lowered him in my eyes.

        6. Music. to make lower in pitch; flatten.

        7. Phonetics. to alter the

        More examples(as adjective)

        "seas can be lower."

        "places can be lower."

        "offers can be lower."

        "occasions can be lower."

        "numbers can be lower."

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        Origin

        (lower)

        Phrase

        lower the boom on
        lower the tone