noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.
noun a low level or position or degree
the stock market fell to a new low
noun the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
low gear; first gear; first.
verb make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
adjective less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
the reservoir is low
adjective literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension
the sun is low
a low bow
adjective satellite very low in volume
a low murmur
the low-toned murmur of the surf
adjective satellite unrefined in character
adjective used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
scurvy; low-down; scummy; abject; miserable.
a low stunt to pull
a low-down sneak
his miserable treatment of his family
You miserable skunk!
a scummy rabble
a scurvy trick
adjective satellite low or inferior in station or quality
small; modest; humble; lowly.
a humble cottage
a lowly parish priest
a modest man of the people
adjective satellite no longer sufficient
supplies are low
our funds are depleted
adjective satellite subdued or brought low in condition or status
broken; humbled; crushed; humiliated.
a broken man
his broken spirit
adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low-spirited; grim.
gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
a gloomy silence
took a grim view of the economy
the darkening mood
lonely and blue in a strange city
depressed by the loss of his job
a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
downcast after his defeat
feeling discouraged and downhearted
adverb in a low position; near the ground
the branches hung low
, strong imp. of Laugh.Chaucer.
Low intransitive verb
OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.
imperfect & past participleLowed ; present participle & verbal nounLowing
To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea.
The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.
Talking voices and the law of herds.
AS. hlaw; akin to Goth. hlaiw a grave, hlains a hill, and to E. lean to incline.
A hill; a mound; a grave. Obs. except in place names.
Icel. log, logi; akin to E. light, n.
Fire; a flame; a light. Scot. & Prov. Eng.
Low intransitive verb
To burn; to blaze. Prov. Eng. & Scot.
OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. lagr; akin to Sw. låg, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See Lie to be prostrate.
comparativeLower ; superlativeLowest
Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.
Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence.
Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer.
Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages.
Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
(Mus.)Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note.
(Phon.)Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, (m), (all). See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 5, 10, 11.
Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes.
Numerically small; as, a low number.
Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits.
Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes.
Why but to keep ye low and ignorant ?
Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem.
Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison.
In comparison of these divine writers, the noblest wits of the heathen world are low and dull.
Submissive; humble. "Low reverence."
Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness.
Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever.
Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate.
Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet.✍ Low is often used in the formation of compounds which require no special explanation; as, low-arched, low- browed, low-crowned, low-heeled, low-lying, low-priced, low-roofed, low-toned, low-voiced, and the like.
(Card Playing)The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.
Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low.
In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
In time approaching our own.
In that part of the world which was first inhabited, even as low down as Abraham's time, they wandered with their flocks and herds.
With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.Addison.
The . . . odorous wind
Breathes low between the sunset and the moon.
With a low musical pitch or tone.
Can sing both high and low.
In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice.Spenser.
(Astron.)In a path near the equator, so that the declination is small, or near the horizon, so that the altitude is small; -- said of the heavenly bodies with reference to the diurnal revolution; as, the moon runs low, that is, is comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.