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Lower vs. Fewer

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Loweradjective

bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object

Fewerdeterminer

The comparative of few; a smaller number.

‘Fewer women wear hats these days.’; ‘There are fewer tigers than there were a hundred years ago.’;

Loweradjective

older

Feweradjective

(comparative of `few' used with count nouns) quantifier meaning a smaller number of;

‘fewer birds came this year’; ‘the birds are fewer this year’; ‘fewer trains were late’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down

‘lower a bucket into a well’; ‘to lower a sail of a boat’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) to pull down

‘to lower a flag’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To reduce the height of

‘lower a fence or wall’; ‘lower a chimney or turret’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To depress as to direction

‘lower the aim of a gun’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To make less elevated

‘to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of

‘lower the temperature’; ‘lower one's vitality’; ‘lower distilled liquors’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To bring down; to humble

‘lower one's pride’;

Lowerverb

(reflexive) (lower oneself) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.

‘I could never lower myself enough to buy second-hand clothes.’;

Lowerverb

(transitive) To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.

‘lower the price of goods’; ‘lower the interest rate’;

Lowerverb

(intransitive) To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease

‘The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.’;

Lowerverb

(intransitive) To decrease in value, amount, etc.

Lowerverb

alternative spelling of lour

Loweradjective

Compar. of Low, a.

Lowerverb

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.

‘Lowered softly with a threefold cord of loveDown to a silent grave.’;

Lowerverb

To reduce the height of; as, to lower a fence or wall; to lower a chimney or turret.

Lowerverb

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.

Lowerverb

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

Lowerverb

To bring down; to humble; as, to lower one's pride.

Lowerverb

To reduce in value, amount, etc.; as, to lower the price of goods, the rate of interest, etc.

Lowerverb

To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease; as, the river lowered as rapidly as it rose.

Lowerverb

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.

‘All the clouds that lowered upon our house.’;

Lowerverb

To frown; to look sullen.

‘But sullen discontent sat lowering on her face.’;

Lowernoun

Cloudiness; gloominess.

Lowernoun

A frowning; sullenness.

Lowernoun

the lower of two berths

Lowerverb

move something or somebody to a lower position;

‘take down the vase from the shelf’;

Lowerverb

set lower;

‘lower a rating’; ‘lower expectations’;

Lowerverb

cause to drop or sink;

‘The lack of rain had depressed the water level in the reservoir’;

Lowerverb

make lower or quieter;

‘turn down the volume of a radio’;

Lowerverb

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

Loweradjective

(usually preceded by `no') lower in esteem;

‘no less a person than the king himself’;

Loweradjective

inferior in rank or status;

‘the junior faculty’; ‘a lowly corporal’; ‘petty officialdom’; ‘a subordinate functionary’;

Loweradjective

the bottom one of two;

‘he chose the lower number’;

Loweradjective

of the underworld;

‘nether regions’;

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