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[louuh r, lou-er] /laʊər, ˈlaʊ ər/
verb (used without object), noun
lower2 . Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She particularly wanted to go out with her brother for half an lour, and she did not wish to leave the house empty.

    Rogues and Vagabonds George R. Sims
  • As for the lour in my pocket, I am a forsworn man if I deliver it not to-morrow.

    Captain Ravenshaw Robert Neilson Stephens
  • Footnote 99: "Par long temps a lour grantz custages et despenses."

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 2 J. Endell Tyler
  • The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour; but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before.

    Frankenstein Mary Shelley
British Dictionary definitions for lour


a variant spelling of lower2
Derived Forms
louring, lowering, adjective
louringly, loweringly, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for lour

"to frown," late 13c. variant of lower (v.2). Related: Loured; louring.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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