Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

lower

1 adjective
     
low‧er1
1 [only before noun] below something else, especially below something of the same type [≠ upper]:
Nina chewed her lower lip anxiously.
Ruth went down to the lower deck (=lower level on a ship).
your lower limbs (=your legs)
2 [only before noun] at or near the bottom of something [≠ upper]:
the lower slopes of the mountain
She suffers with pain in her lower back.
3 smaller in number or amount [≠ higher]:
Temperatures will be lower over the weekend.
4 [only before noun] less important than something else of the same type [≠ higher]:
the lower levels of management

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary