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lower

noun

1 lower

The lower of two berths.

synonym: lower berth.



verb

1 lower

Move something or somebody to a lower position.

synonyms: bring down, get down, let down, take down.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 511: predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes; cast a horoscope, cast a nativity; advise; forewarn ... show more

Roget 422: be dim, grow dim etc. adj.; flicker, twinkle, glimmer; loom, lower; fade; pale, pale its ineffectual fire [Hamlet]. ... show more

Roget 421: be dark etc. adj.. darken, obscure, shade; dim; tone down, lower; overcast, overshadow; eclipse; obfuscate, offuscate; ... show more

Roget 207: be low etc. adj.; lie low, lie flat; underlie; crouch, slouch, wallow, grovel; lower etc. (depress) 308.    ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Dutch: afzinken, neerlaten

2 lower

Set lower:
— Lower a rating.
— Lower expectations.

synonym: lour.

3 lower

Make lower or quieter.

synonyms: lour, turn down.

Dutch: verlagen, vernederen

4 lower

Cause to drop or sink.

synonym: depress.

Roget 837: be dejected etc. adj.; grieve; mourn etc. (lament) 839; take on, give way, lose heart, despond, droop, sink.    ... show more

5 lower

Look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval.

synonyms: frown, glower, lour.

Roget 901a: be sullen etc. adj.; sulk; frown, scowl, lower, glower, gloam, pout, have a hangdog look, glout.   

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more


adjective

Roget 34: inferior, smaller; small etc. 32; minor, less, lesser, deficient, minus, lower, subordinate, secondary; secondrate ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abase, abash, abated, ablated, abridge, apprehend, approach, attenuated, await, bated, be imminent, be in store, bear down, beat down, belittle, belittled, bludgeon, bode, bore, break ... show more.

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low

noun

1 low

An air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation:
— A low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow.

synonym: depression.

Dutch: depressie, depressiegebied, lagedrukgebied, stormdepressie
Polish: depresja, niż

2 Low

British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963).

synonyms: David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, Sir David Low.

3 low

A low level or position or degree.

Dutch: dieptepunt, laagtepunt, laagterecord, nulpunt
Polish: niż

4 low

The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving.

synonyms: first, first gear, low gear.

Polish: pierwszy bieg

verb

1 low

Make a low noise, characteristic of bovines.

synonym: moo.

Roget 412: cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow; growl, snarl.    [specific animal sounds] bark [dog, seal]; bow-wow, yelp [dog]; bay, ... show more

adjective

1 low

Less than normal in degree or intensity or amount.

Roget 815: cheap; low, low priced; moderate, reasonable; inexpensive, unexpensive; well worth the money, worth the money; magnifique et pas cher [Fr.]; good at the price, cheap at the price; dirt cheap, dog cheap; ... show more

Roget 405: inaudible; scarcely audible, just audible; low, dull; stifled, muffled; hoarse, husky; gentle, soft, faint; floating; purling, ... show more

Roget 851: in bad taste vulgar, unrefined.    coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross; unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable; contra bonos mores [Lat.]; ungraceful etc. (ugly) 846.    ... show more

Roget 876: ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly; below par; no great shakes etc. (unimportant) 643; ... show more

Roget 207: low, neap, debased; nether, nether most; flat, level with the ground; lying low etc. v.; crouched, subjacent, squat, prostrate ... show more

Polish: niski

2 low

Literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension.

Polish: niewysoki, mały, niski

3 low

Very low in volume:
— A low murmur.
— The low-toned murmur of the surf.

synonym: low-toned.

4 low

Unrefined in character.

5 low

Used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency.

synonym: low-pitched.

Polish: niskotonowy, dolny, niski

6 low

Of the most contemptible kind:
— A low stunt to pull.
— A low-down sneak.

synonyms: abject, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy.

Roget 874: disgraced etc. v.; blown upon; shorn of its beams" [Milton], shorn of one's glory; overcome, downtrodden; loaded with shame etc. n.; in bad repute etc. ... show more

7 low

Low or inferior in station or quality:
— A lowly parish priest.

synonyms: humble, lowly, modest, small.

Roget 32: small, little; diminutive etc. (small in size) 193; minute; fine; inconsiderable, paltry etc. (unimportant) 643; faint ... show more

8 low

No longer sufficient:
— Supplies are low.

synonym: depleted.

9 low

Subdued or brought low in condition or status:
— Brought low.

synonyms: broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated.

10 low

Filled with melancholy and despondency.

synonyms: blue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low-spirited.

Polish: chmurny, ponury, posępny

adverb

1 low

In a low position; near the ground.


Moby thesaurus: Doric, Hydromatic, a la sourdine, abject, abominable, accented, against, ailing, air mass, alveolar, anticyclone, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arrant, articulated, asking price, assimilated, atrocious, automatic transmission ... show more.

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