Definition of lower world in US English:

lower world


  • 1Chiefly with the, this, etc. Earth as opposed to heaven or the heavens; the earthly world.

  • 2With the. The mythical abode of the dead, imagined as being under the earth, the underworld; specifically the place of the damned, hell.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From lower + world.


lower world

/ˌləʊə ˈwəːld/