Lower vs Niger - What's the difference?
As an adjective lower
As an adverb lower
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
From (low) +
bottom; more towards the bottom than the middle of an object
(geology, of strata or geological time periods) older
* (more low) higher
* (bottom) upper
* (older) upper
To let descend by its own weight, as something suspended; to let down
- lower a bucket into a well
to pull down
- to lower a sail of a boat
- to lower a flag
To reduce the height of
- Lowered softly with a threefold cord of love / Down to a silent grave. .
- lower a fence or wall
To depress as to direction
- lower a chimney or turret
To make less elevated
- lower the aim of a gun
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
- to lower one's ambition, aspirations, or hopes
- lower the temperature
- lower one's vitality
To bring down; to humble
- lower distilled liquors
(reflexive) (lower oneself ) To humble oneself; to do something one considers to be beneath one's dignity.
- lower one's pride
To reduce (something) in value, amount, etc.
- I could never lower myself enough to buy second-hand clothes.
- lower the price of goods
To fall; to sink; to grow less; to diminish; to decrease
- lower the interest rate
To decrease in value, amount, etc.
- The river lowered as rapidly as it rose.
* bring down
* reduce, turn down
* be humble
* cut, reduce
* die off, drop, fall, fall off, shrink
* become/get smaller, become/get lower, lessen, reduce
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]
(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.