lowering

  • 1 Lowering — Low er*ing, a. Dark and threatening; gloomy; sullen; as, lowering clouds or sky. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 lowering — [lou′ər iŋ] adj. [prp. of LOWER2] 1. scowling; frowning darkly 2. dark, as if about to rain or snow; overcast [a lowering sky] loweringly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 lowering — index decline, decrease, deduction (diminution), depression, diminution Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 Lowering — Lower Low er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Lowered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lowering}.] [OE. lowren, luren; cf. D. loeren, LG. luren. G. lauern to lurk, to be on the watch, and E. leer, lurk.] 1. To be dark, gloomy, and threatening, as clouds; to be covered… …

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  • 5 lowering — / ləυərɪŋ/ noun the act of making smaller or less expensive ● Lowering the prices has resulted in increased sales. ● We hope to achieve low prices with no lowering of quality …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 6 Lowering — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 lowering — adjective Date: 15th century dark and threatening ; gloomy < rain pouring down from a lowering sky > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 lowering — loweringly, adv. /low euhr ing, loweur ing/, adj. 1. dark and threatening, as the sky, clouds, or weather; overcast; gloomy: lowering skies. 2. frowning or sullen, as the face or gaze; scowling; angry. Also, louring. [1300 50; ME louring. See… …

    Universalium

  • 9 lowering — low•er•ing [[t]ˈlaʊ ər ɪŋ, ˈlaʊər ɪŋ[/t]] adj. 1) dark and threatening: lowering skies[/ex] 2) frowning; scowling • Etymology: 1300–50 low′er•ing•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 10 lowering — nuokrytis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Temperatūros, slėgio ar kito parametro staigus sumažėjimas. atitikmenys: angl. depression; lowering rus. депрессия; понижение ryšiai: sinonimas – depresija …

    Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 11 lowering — nuosmukis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. depression; lowering vok. Depression, f; Erniedrigung, f rus. депрессия, f; понижение, n pranc. abaissement, m; baisse, f; dépression, f …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 12 lowering — sumažėjimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. lowering vok. Erniedrigung, f rus. понижение, n pranc. abaissement, m …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 13 lowering — barinė depresija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Žemo atmosferos slėgio sritis, apibrėžta uždaromis izobaromis. Depresijos rodo, kokiose Žemės vietose aktyviausia ciklonų veikla. atitikmenys: angl. depression; lowering vok.… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 14 lowering — 1. adjective That lowers or frowns. 2. noun The act of something being lowered …

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  • 15 Lowering — Спуск, опускание …

    Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • 16 lowering — low·er·ing (loґər ing) a decrease …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 lowering — Synonyms and related words: Acheronian, Acherontic, Cimmerian, Stygian, abatement, about to be, abridgment, abusive, alleviation, already in sight, apocalyptic, approaching, at hand, attenuation, bad, baleful, baneful, beetle, beetle browed,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 lowering — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. threatening, overhanging, menacing; see ominous …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 lowering — low·er·ing || laÊŠÉ™rɪŋ adj. frowning, angry, gloomy; dark, threatening (of weather) n. act of making lower; diminishing, decreasing; frowning, scowling low·er || laÊŠÉ™(r) n. dark threatening look; frown adj. below another; situated below;… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 lowering — a. Cloudy, clouded, overcast, lurid, murky, threatening, lowery, dark …

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