Lowered


Lowered
Lower Low"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lowering}.] [From {Low}, a.] 1. To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down; as, to lower a bucket into a well; to lower a sail or a boat; sometimes, to pull down; as, to lower a flag. [1913 Webster]

Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love Down to a silent grave. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret. [1913 Webster]

3. To depress as to direction; as, to lower the aim of a gun; to make less elevated as to object; as, to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes. [1913 Webster]

4. To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors. [1913 Webster]

5. To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride. [1913 Webster]

6. To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.