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low·er 1

 (lou′ər, lour) also lour (lour)
intr.v. low·ered, low·er·ing, low·ers also loured or lour·ing or lours
1. To look angry, sullen, or threatening. See Synonyms at frown.
2. To appear dark or stormy, as the sky.
1. A threatening, sullen, or angry look.
2. A dark or stormy appearance: the lower of thunderheads.

[Middle English louren.]

low′er·ing·ly adv.

low·er 2

adj. Comparative of low 2
1. Below another in rank, position, or authority.
2. Physically situated below a similar or comparable thing: a lower shelf.
3. Lower Geology & Archaeology Relating to or being an earlier or older division of the period named.
4. Biology Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
5. Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
v. low·ered, low·er·ing, low·ers
1. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
2. To reduce in value, degree, or quality.
3. To weaken; undermine: lower one's energy.
4. To reduce in standing or respect.
1. To move down: Her hand lowered.
2. To become less; diminish: The temperature has lowered gradually this month.
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(ˈlaʊ ər ɪŋ, ˈlaʊər ɪŋ)

1. dark and threatening: lowering skies.
2. frowning; scowling.
low′er•ing•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowering - the act of causing to become lesslowering - the act of causing to become less  
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
tapering - the act of gradually lowering the size or amount; "the doctor prescribed the tapering of the dose"
2.lowering - the act of causing something to move to a lower level
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
Adj.1.lowering - darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"
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2. glowering, forbidding, grim, frowning, brooding, scowling, sullen, surly We walked in fear of his lowering temperament.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
عابِس، مُتَجَهِّم
ógnvænlegur; drungalegur


[ˈlaʊərɪŋ] ADJ [expression, glance] → ceñudo; [sky] → encapotado
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1 [ˈləʊərɪŋ]
1. n (of price) → riduzione f, diminuzione f; (of temperature, pressure) → abbassamento; (of resistance) → indebolimento; (of boat) → messa in acqua
the lowering of morale → il calo del morale
the lowering of the flag → l'ammainabandiera
2. adjumiliante, degradante


2 [ˈlaʊərɪŋ] adj (look, sky) → minaccioso/a
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(ˈlauə) verb
(of the sky etc) to become dark or threatening.
ˈlowering adjective
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"The descent, of course, is effected by lowering the heat of the cylinder, and letting the temperature abate.
Before lowering the boat for the chase, the upper end of the line is taken aft from the tub, and passing round the logger-head there, is again carried forward the entire length of the boat, resting crosswise upon the loom or handle of every man's oar, so that it jogs against his wrist in rowing; and also passing between the men, as they alternately sit at the opposite gunwales, to the leaded chocks or grooves in the extreme pointed prow of the boat, where a wooden pin or skewer the size of a common quill, prevents it from slipping out.
They also have private means for lowering or raising them from the ground without if they wish to go away and leave them.
We usually focus on lowering cholesterol, and lowering cardiac risk through exercise, smoking cessation and diet.
Synopsis: Twenty percent of all Americans and 32% of those 65 or older say the Federal Reserve's lowering of interest rates this year has hurt their personal financial situations.
"Fruits and vegetables are key players in lowering calorie density," says Rolls.
But metalcasting associations and small business concerns disagree with the interpretation of the numbers, saying that progress has been made in lowering the death toll.
Our foreign trading partners are not shy in vying for new plants, research facilities, and distribution centers, by lowering rates, paying grants, or granting special tax incentives.
Intuitively, one will accept that lowering aspect ratio would increase a tire's radial stiffness and dimensional stability.
Interventions that emphasize STD risk reduction skills may be more effective at lowering the prevalence of risky behaviors and preventing infection among teenage women than programs that simply provide information about how to reduce risk.
Mills with more typical oxalate concentrations of 50 mg/L or 100 mg/L (5) can reduce scale by lowering the pH to about 2.5.
The primary focus for disk manufacturers remains on increasing drive capacity and lowering the purchase price per gigabyte but is much less focused on disk performance and disk capacity and performance tradeoffs.