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Definition of "lower" []

  • To look angry, sullen, or threatening. See Synonyms at frown. (verb-intransitive)
  • To appear dark or threatening, as the sky. (verb-intransitive)
  • A threatening, sullen, or angry look. (noun)
  • A dark and ominous look: the lower of thunderheads. (noun)
  • Below another in rank, position, or authority. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lower" in a sentence
  • "And as it gets hold of you it crowds your mind and heart and life till every other is either crowded out, or crowded to a lower place; _out_, if it jars; _lower place_, if it agrees, for every agreeing bit yields to the lead of this tremendous message."
  • "Journalists, for example, generally describe all but the very rich Age differences playa fundamental role in shaping the values and poor as middle class and the working class as lower middle of middle Americans simply because security, control, comfort, class. 13 and convenience have different meanings and priorities at all A generation or two ago the notion of a combined lower­ stages in the life cycle."
  • "If you choose a name lower on the list, your child is less likely to share that name with a classmate."