low Idioms & Phrases


at a low price

  • adverb for a relatively small amount of money
    for a bargain price; for a song.
    • we bought the house for a song
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at a lower place

  • adverb in or to a place that is lower
    beneath; below; at a lower place.
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david low

  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Low.
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extremely low frequency

  • noun below 3 kilohertz
    ELF.
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High and low

  • adverb everywhere
    • searched high and low
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  • everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I hunted high and low. Colloq.
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high-low

  • noun poker in which the high and low hands split the pot
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High"-low` noun

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  1. A laced boot, ankle high.
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high-low-jack

  • noun card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
    all fours.
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in a low voice

  • adverb in an undertone
    sotto voce.
    • he uttered a curse sotto voce
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In high and low

  • utterly; completely; in every respect. Obs. Chaucer.
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in low spirits

  • adverb in a dejected manner
    dejectedly.
    • when she came back Sophie and Esther were sitting dejectedly in the kitchen
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laid low

  • adjective satellite put out of action (by illness)
    stricken.
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lie low

  • verb keep a low profile, try to be inconspicuous
  • verb to try to avoid detection especially by police
    • After we knock off that liquor store we'll have to lay low for a while
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low archipelago

  • noun a group of about 80 coral islands in French Polynesia
    Tuamotu Archipelago; Paumotu Archipelago.
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low beam

  • noun the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
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low blow

  • noun unscrupulous abuse
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low blueberry

  • noun low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries
    Vaccinium pennsylvanicum; low blueberry; Vaccinium angustifolium.
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low brass

  • noun brass with 30% (or less) zinc
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Low Church

  • . See High Church, under High.
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low comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque
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Low Countries

  • noun the lowland region of western Europe on the North Sea: Belgium and Luxembourg and the Netherlands
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  • the Netherlands.
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low density

  • noun a rarified quality
    tenuity; rarity.
    • the tenuity of the upper atmosphere
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low explosive

  • noun an explosive with a low rate of combustion
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low frequency

  • noun 30 to 300 kilohertz
    LF.
  • noun a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
    low frequency.
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low gallberry holly

  • noun an evergreen shrub
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low gear

  • noun the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
    low; first gear; first.
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low german

  • noun a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
    Plattdeutsch.
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Low German, Low Latin

  • etc. See under German, Latin, etc.
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low latin

  • noun any dialect of Latin other than the classical
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low level flight

  • noun flight at very low altitudes
    terrain flight.
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Low life

  • humble life.
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low mass

  • noun a Mass recited without music
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Low milling

  • a process of making flour from grain by a single grinding and by siftings.
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low pitch

  • noun a pitch that is perceived as below other pitches
    low frequency.
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low profile

  • noun a state of low visibility in which public notice is avoided
    • he was never one to keep a low profile
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low quality

  • noun an inferior quality
    inferiority.
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Low relief

  • noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut
    basso rilievo; bas relief; basso relievo.
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  • . See Bas-relief.
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Low side window

  • (Arch.), a peculiar form of window common in mediƦval churches, and of uncertain use. Windows of this sort are narrow, near the ground, and out of the line of the windows, and in many different situations in the building.
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Low spirits

  • noun a state of mild depression
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  • despondency.
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low st andrew's cross

  • noun low shrubby plant having yellow flowers with four petals arranged in a cross; Bermuda and southeastern United States to West Indies and eastern Mexico
    Hypericum hypericoides.
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low status

  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    lowliness; lowness.
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Low steam

  • steam having a low pressure.
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Low steel

  • steel which contains only a small proportion of carbon, and can not be hardened greatly by sudden cooling.
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Low Sunday

  • noun the Sunday following Easter
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  • the Sunday next after Easter; popularly so called.
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low temperature

  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; cold; coldness; frigidity.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor
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Low tide

  • noun the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
    low tide.
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  • the farthest ebb of the tide; the tide at its lowest point; low water.
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Low water

  • noun the lowest (farthest) ebb of the tide
    low tide.
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  • . (a) The lowest point of the ebb tide; a low stage of the in a river, lake, etc. (b) (Steam Boiler) The condition of an insufficient quantity of water in the boiler.
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Low water alarm ∨ indicator

  • (Steam Boiler), a contrivance of various forms attached to a boiler for giving warning when the water is low.
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Low water mark

  • that part of the shore to which the waters recede when the tide is the lowest. Bouvier.
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Low wine

  • a liquor containing about 20 percent of alcohol, produced by the first distillation of wash; the first run of the still; often in the plural.
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low-altitude

  • adjective satellite occurring at a relatively low altitude
    low-altitude.
    • a low-level strafing run
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low-backed

  • adjective satellite having a low back
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low-beam

  • adjective satellite used of headlights
    • following with low-beam headlights
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low-birth-weight baby

  • noun an infant born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams) regardless of gestational age
    low-birth-weight baby.
    • a low-birth-weight infant is at risk for developing lack of oxygen during labor
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low-birth-weight infant

  • noun an infant born weighing less than 5.5 pounds (2500 grams) regardless of gestational age
    low-birth-weight baby.
    • a low-birth-weight infant is at risk for developing lack of oxygen during labor
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low-budget

  • adjective satellite made on or suited to a limited budget
    • a low-budget movie
    • a low-budget menu
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low-bush blueberry

  • noun low-growing deciduous shrub of northeastern North America having flowers in compact racemes and bearing sweet dark blue berries
    Vaccinium pennsylvanicum; low blueberry; Vaccinium angustifolium.
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low-cal

  • adjective satellite having relatively few calories
    lite; light; calorie-free.
    • diet cola
    • light (or lite) beer
    • lite (or light) mayonnaise
    • a low-cal diet
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low-calorie diet

  • noun a diet that is low on calories
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low-carbon steel

  • noun steel with less than 0.15% carbon
    mild steel; soft-cast steel.
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low-ceilinged

  • adjective satellite having a lower than normal ceiling
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low-church

Low"-church` adjective

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  1. Not placing a high estimate on ecclesiastical organizations or forms; -- applied especially to Episcopalians, and opposed to high-church. See High Church, under High.
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low-churchism

Low"-church`ism noun

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  1. The principles of the low-church party.
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low-churchman

Low"-church`man noun

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plural -men
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  1. One who holds low-church principles.
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low-churchmanship

Low"-church`man*ship noun

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  1. The state of being a low-churchman.
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low-class

  • adjective occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
    low-class.
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low-cost

  • adjective satellite that you have the financial means for
    low-cost; affordable.
    • low-cost housing
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low-cut

  • adjective satellite (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline
    decollete; low-cut.
    • a low-cut neckline
  • adjective satellite having a low-cut back
    • a backless dress
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low-density

  • adjective satellite having low relative density or specific gravity
  • adjective satellite having low concentration
    • low-density urban areas
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low-density lipoprotein

  • noun a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of moderate amount of protein and a large amount of cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
    beta-lipoprotein; LDL.
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low-down

  • noun slang terms for inside information
    dope; the skinny; poop.
    • is that the straight dope?
  • adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
    scurvy; scummy; low; abject; miserable.
    • abject cowardice
    • 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 (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    funky.
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low-fat diet

  • noun a diet containing limited amounts of fat and stressing foods high in carbohydrates; used in treatment of some gallbladder conditions
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low-fat milk

  • noun milk from which some of the cream has been removed
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low-grade

  • adjective satellite of inferior quality
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low-growing

  • adjective satellite of plants that grow relatively low to the ground
    ground-hugging; flat-growing.
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low-interest

  • adjective (used of loans) charging a relatively small percentage of the amount borrowed
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low-key

  • adjective satellite restrained in style or quality
    low-key; subdued.
    • a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence
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low-keyed

  • adjective satellite restrained in style or quality
    low-key; subdued.
    • a little masterpiece of low-keyed eloquence
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low-level

  • adjective satellite not intense
    • low-level radiation
  • adjective lower in rank or importance
    subordinate.
  • adjective satellite at a low level in rank or importance
    • a low-level job
    • low-level discussions
  • adjective satellite occurring at a relatively low altitude
    low-altitude.
    • a low-level strafing run
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low-level formatting

  • noun (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
    initialization; initialisation.
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low-level radioactive waste

  • noun (medicine) radioactive waste consisting of objects that have been briefly exposed to radioactivity (as in certain medical tests)
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low-lived

Low"-lived` adjective

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  1. Characteristic of, or like, one bred in a low and vulgar condition of life; mean dishonorable; contemptible; as, low-lived dishonesty.
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low-lying

  • adjective satellite having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level
    • low-lying clouds
  • adjective satellite lying below the normal level
    sea-level.
    • a low-lying desert
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low-minded

Low"-mind`ed adjective

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  1. Inclined in mind to low or unworthy things; showing a base mind.
    Low-minded and immoral. Macaulay.
    All old religious jealousies were condemned as low-minded infirmities. Bancroft.
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low-mindedness

Low"-mind`ed*ness noun

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  1. The quality of being lowminded; meanness; baseness.
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low-necked

  • adjective satellite (of a garment) having a low-cut neckline
    decollete; low-cut.
    • a low-cut neckline
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Low"-necked` adjective

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  1. Cut low in the neck; decollete; -- said of a woman's dress.
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low-pass filter

  • noun a filter that passes frequencies below a certain value and attenuates frequencies above that value
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low-pitched

  • adjective used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
    low.
  • adjective satellite set at a low angle or slant
    • a low-pitched roof
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low-powered

  • adjective satellite having little power to do work
    • a low-powered engine
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low-pressure

  • adjective satellite not forceful
    • a low-pressure salesman
    • a low-pressure campaign
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Low"-pres`sure adjective

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  1. Having, employing, or exerting, a low degree of pressure.
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low-priced

  • adjective satellite that you have the financial means for
    low-cost; affordable.
    • low-cost housing
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low-resolution

  • adjective of computer output devices; producing images that are not sharply defined
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low-rise

  • adjective used of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low
    • looking out over the roofs of low-rise apartment buildings
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low-salt diet

  • noun a diet that limits the intake of salt (sodium chloride); often used in treating hypertension or edema or certain other disorders
    salt-free diet; low-salt diet.
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low-set

  • adjective satellite short and thick; as e.g. having short legs and heavy musculature
    squat; squatty; chunky; dumpy; stumpy.
    • some people seem born to be square and chunky
    • a dumpy little dumpling of a woman
    • dachshunds are long lowset dogs with drooping ears
    • a little church with a squat tower
    • a squatty red smokestack
    • a stumpy ungainly figure
  • adjective satellite lower than average
    lowset.
    • lowset ears
    • a stocky low-set animal
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low-sodium diet

  • noun a diet that limits the intake of salt (sodium chloride); often used in treating hypertension or edema or certain other disorders
    salt-free diet; low-salt diet.
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low-spirited

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • 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
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Low"-spir`it*ed adjective

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  1. Deficient in animation and courage; dejected; depressed; not sprightly. -- Low"-spir`it*ed*ness, n.
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low-spiritedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; lowness; downheartedness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits
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low-studded

Low"-stud`ded adjective

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  1. Furnished or built with short studs; as, a low-studded house or room.
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low-sudsing

  • adjective (used of e.g. detergents) producing few suds
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low-tech

  • adjective not involving high technology
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low-tension

  • adjective subjected to or capable of operating under relative low voltage
    low-tension.
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low-thoughted

Low"-thought`ed adjective

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  1. Having one's thoughts directed toward mean or insignificant subjects.
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low-toned

  • adjective satellite very low in volume
    low.
    • a low murmur
    • the low-toned murmur of the surf
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low-voltage

  • adjective subjected to or capable of operating under relative low voltage
    low-tension.
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low-warp-loom

  • noun a handloom in which the warp is carried horizontally; for weaving tapestry
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low-water mark

  • noun an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
    nadir.
  • noun a line marking the lowest level reached
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lower berth

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower.
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lower bound

  • noun (mathematics) a number equal to or less than any other number in a given set
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lower california

  • noun a mountainous peninsula on northwest Mexico
    Baja California.
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lower cannon

  • noun cannon of plate armor protecting the forearm
    vambrace.
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lower carboniferous

  • noun from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects
    Missippian period; Lower Carboniferous; Mississippian.
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lower carboniferous period

  • noun from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects
    Missippian period; Lower Carboniferous; Mississippian.
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lower class

  • noun the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
    underclass.
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lower court

  • noun any court whose decisions can be appealed to a higher court
    inferior court.
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lower criticism

  • noun the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
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lower deck

  • noun the deck below the main deck
    third deck.
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lower egypt

  • noun one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; consists of the Nile delta
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lower jaw

  • noun the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
    jowl; mandible; lower jaw; submaxilla; mandibula; mandibular bone; jawbone.
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lower jawbone

  • noun the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
    jowl; mandible; lower jaw; submaxilla; mandibula; mandibular bone; jawbone.
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lower limit

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    minimum.
  • noun the limit on the lower (or southernmost) side of something
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lower mantle

  • noun the deeper part of the mantle
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lower oneself

  • verb debase oneself morally, act in an undignified, unworthy, or dishonorable way
    stoop; condescend.
    • I won't stoop to reading other people's mail
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lower paleolithic

  • noun the oldest part of the Paleolithic Age with the emergence of the hand ax; ended about 120,000 years ago
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lower peninsula

  • noun the part of northern Michigan between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron
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lower rank

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; inferiority.
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lower respiratory infection

  • noun infection of the lower respiratory tract
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lower respiratory tract

  • noun the bronchi and lungs
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lower respiratory tract smear

  • noun any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs
    bronchoscopic smear; sputum smear.
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lower saxony

  • noun a state in northwestern Germany
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lower status

  • noun the state of being inferior
    lower rank; inferiority.
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lower tunguska

  • noun a river that arises to the north of Lake Baikal and flows north and west to the Yenisei River
    Tunguska.
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lower-case

Low"er-case` adjective

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  1. (Print.) Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small capitals. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.
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lower-case letter

  • noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    minuscule; lowercase; small letter.
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lower-class

  • adjective occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
    low-class.
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lower-middle-class

  • adjective satellite occupying the lower part of the middle socioeconomic range in a society
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lower-normandy

  • noun a division of Normandy
    Basse-Normandie.
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lower-ranking

  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    petty; junior-grade; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary
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lowest common multiple

  • noun the smallest multiple that is exactly divisible by every member of a set of numbers
    lcm; least common multiple.
    • the least common multiple of 12 and 18 is 36
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middle low german

  • noun Low German from 1100 to 1500
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on a lower floor

  • adverb on a floor below
    below; down the stairs; downstairs.
    • the tenants live downstairs
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run low

  • verb to be spent or finished
    go; run short.
    • The money had gone after a few days
    • Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest
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sir david alexander cecil low

  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Low.
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sir david low

  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Low.
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To strike, ∨ lower, the flag

  • to haul it down, in token of respect, submission, or, in an engagement, of surrender.
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to a lower place

  • adverb in or to a place that is lower
    beneath; below; at a lower place.
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To lie low

  • to remain in concealment or inactive. Slang
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To lower the yards a-portoise

  • to lower them to the gunwale.
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to the lowest degree

  • adverb used to form the superlative
    least.
    • The garter snake is the least dangerous snake
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upper-lower-class

  • adjective satellite occupying the upper part of the lower class
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very low density lipoprotein

  • noun large lipoproteins rich in triglycerides; VLDLs circulate through the blood giving up their triglycerides to fat and muscle tissue until the VLDL remnants are modified and converted into LDL
    VLDL.
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very low frequency

  • noun 3 to 30 kilohertz
    VLF.
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