- (a.) Compar. of Low, a.
- (a.) 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.
- (a.) To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.
- (a.) 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.
- (a.) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of; as, to lower the temperature of anything; to lower one's vitality; to lower distilled liquors.
- (a.) To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.
- (a.) To reduce in value, amount, etc. ; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.
- (v. i.) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
- (v. i.) To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered with dark and threatening clouds, as the sky; to show threatening signs of approach, as a tempest.
- (v. i.) To frown; to look sullen.
- (n.) Cloudiness; gloominess.
- (n.) A frowning; sullenness.
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Definitions of: ROWEL
- (n.) The little wheel of a spur, with sharp points.
- (n.) A little flat ring or wheel on horses' bits.
- (n.) A roll of hair, silk, etc., passed through the flesh of horses, answering to a seton in human surgery.
- (v. t.) To insert a rowel, or roll of hair or silk, into (as the flesh of a horse).
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- (v. i.) One who owls; esp., one who conveys contraband goods. See Owling, n.