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adjective
1 adjective comparative of lowníos íslethis one is lower tá an ceann seo níos ísletheir prices are usually lower than ours bíonn a gcuid praghsanna siúd níos ísle ná ár gcuidne de ghnáth 2 adjective nearer the bottom or end of sthíochtarach adj1íochtair  c m uthe lower end of the valley ceann íochtarach an ghleannathe lower back bun an droma, íochtar an dromain the lower atmosphere in íochtar an atmaisféir, san atmaisféar íochtarach
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3 adjective the bottommost of two thingsíochtarach adj1íochtair  c m uher lower lip a liopa íochtairthe lower jaw an giall íochtarach, an giall íochtairthe lower half of the sun an leath íochtarach den ghrian 4 adjective low in status or importanceíseal adj1  c m uíochtarach adj1the lower grades na gráid íslelower court cúirt íochtarach 5 adjective low in evolutionary developmentsimplí adj3  c m uthe lower animals na hainmhithe simplí 6 adjective southerníochtarach adj1íochtair  c m uin lower Manhattan in Manhattan íochtarach
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7 adverb comparative of lowníos íslethey can't fly any lower ní féidir leo eitilt a dhath níos ísle
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8 verb reduce, bring down TRANSITIVEísligh verb  c m ulaghdaigh verb  c m uthe age limit was lowered íslíodh an teorainn aoisethey lowered their prices d'ísligh siad a bpraghsanna, laghdaigh siad a bpraghsannait lowers the risk of heart disease laghdaíonn sé an riosca galar croí lower your voice! ísligh do ghlór! he lowered his speed mhaolaigh sé a luas, mhoilligh sé 9 verb move closer to the ground or bottom TRANSITIVEísligh verb  c m uthe flag is lowered each evening íslítear an bhratach gach tráthnónawe lowered sails leagamar seolta, d'íslíomar seoltawe lowered him on a rope scaoileamar síos ar cheann téide éhe lowered a rope down to me lig sé rópa anuas chugamshe lowered herself into the seat lig sí í féin anuas sa suíochán 10 verb turn towards the ground TRANSITIVEísligh verb  c m uhe lowered his head chrom sé a cheann, chuir sé a cheann faoishe lowered her gaze d'ísligh sí a súile
phrases

to lower yourself

tú féin a ísliútú féin a umhlúI wouldn't lower myself to say such a thing ní náireoinn mé féin ag rá a leithéide, ní ísleoinn mé féin agus a leithéid a rá

to lower the tone

informal or humorous there's no need to lower the tone! ní gá dul chun daoscaire!, fantar i mbun na measúlachta!that crowd lower the tone of the town íslíonn an drong sin cáil an bhaile, smál ar an mbaile an cleas sin

lower

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lour

) literary
1 verb (of person) look angrily INTRANSITIVEhe lowered at them thug sé drochfhéachaint orthu, thug sé amharc fiata orthu, thug sé drochshúil orthu 2 verb (of clouds) look threatening INTRANSITIVEthe sky lowered d'éirigh an spéir dorcha, bhí drochthuar faoin spéirdark clouds lowered over us bhí scamaill dhorcha ag bagairt orainn

lowering

1 adjective of expressionmen with lowering faces fir a bhfuil cuma na feirge orthu, fir a bhfuil drochghnúis orthu 2 adjective of skywe took off under a lowering sky d'imíomar linn faoi spéir ghruama