Lower vs Niger - What's the difference?

lower | niger |

As an adjective lower

is (low).

As an adverb lower

is .

As a verb lower

is to let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down or lower can be .

As a proper noun niger is

niger (country).



Etymology 1

From (low) +


  • (low)
  • bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object
  • (geology, of strata or geological time periods) older
  • Antonyms
    * (more low) higher * (bottom) upper * (older) upper


  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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
  • to pull down
  • to lower a flag
    Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love / Down to a silent grave. .
  • To reduce the height of
  • lower a fence or wall
    lower a chimney or turret
  • To depress as to direction
  • lower the aim of a gun
  • To make less elevated
  • to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes
  • To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
  • lower the temperature
    lower one's vitality
    lower distilled liquors
  • To bring down; to humble
  • lower one's pride
  • (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.
  • To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
  • lower the price of goods
    lower the interest rate
  • To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease
  • The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
  • To decrease in value, amount, etc.
  • Synonyms
    * bring down * shorten * * reduce * reduce, turn down * * be humble * cut, reduce * die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink * become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce

    Etymology 2


    (en verb)
  • .
  • Statistics




    (wikipedia Niger)

    Usage notes

    The second pronunciations for the country name follow the French pronunciation, French being the official language of Niger. How Do You Pronounce "Niger"?] by Avi Zenilman, July 16, 2003, Slate.com[http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2005/10/11/ So What Is This Place? by Nicholas D. Kristof, October 11, 2005, New York Times

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A country in Western Africa situated to the north of Nigeria. Official name: Republic of Niger.
  • A river in Africa that flows into the Gulf of Guinea in Nigeria.
  • Hypernyms


    See also




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