Low definitions

Depressed below the surrounding surface or normal elevation.

Low land.

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Lacking energy; enfeebled; weak.
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Depressed in spirits; melancholy.
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Not of high rank; humble; plebeian.

A man of low origin.

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Vulgar; coarse; debased; undignified.
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Mean; despicable; contemptible.

A low trick.

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Poor; slight; unfavorable.

To have a low opinion of someone.

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Containing less than a normal amount of some usual element.

Low in calories, low-salt diet.

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Not advanced in evolution, development, complexity, etc.; inferior.

A low form of plant life.

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Relatively recent.

A manuscript of a low date.

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Designating or of that gear ratio of a motor vehicle transmission which produces the lowest speed and the greatest torque.
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Of little depth; shallow.

The river is low this time of year.

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Not well supplied with; short of.

Low on ammunition.

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Of little intensity; not loud.
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Designating or producing tones made by relatively slow vibrations; deep in pitch.
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Not having any or much money; short of ready cash.
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Articulated with the tongue held relatively low in the mouth.
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Of little quantity, degree, intensity, value, etc.

A low cost, low water pressure, a low profile.

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Of less than normal height, elevation, depth, quantity, degree, power, etc.
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Below others in order, position, rating, etc.

Low man on the team, low marks.

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Near the horizon.

The sun was low in the west.

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Near the equator.

A low latitude.

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Cut so as to expose the neck or part of the shoulders, chest, or back; décolleté

A dress with a low neckline.

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Deep; profound.

A low bow.

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In, at, to, or toward a low degree, level, place, position, etc.

Hit them low.

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In a low manner.
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Quietly; softly.

Speak low.

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With a deep pitch.
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Something low.
  • That gear of a motor vehicle, etc., producing the lowest speed and the greatest torque: also, an arrangement similar to this in an automatic transmission.
  • A low degree, level, place, position, etc.
  • An area of low barometric pressure.
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The characteristic sound of a cow.
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Flame or blaze.
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1891-1963; Brit. political cartoonist, born in New Zealand.
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(born Juliette Gordon) 1860-1927; U.S. founder of the Girl Scouts.
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To make the characteristic vocal sound of a cow; moo.
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To express by lowing.
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Below others in status or rank; lowly.

Of low birth.

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Depreciatory; disparaging.

A low opinion of him.

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Of, relating to, or being the gear configuration or setting, as in an automotive transmission, that produces the least vehicular speed with respect to engine speed.
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In or to a reduced, humbled, or degraded condition.

Brought low by failure.

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Softly; quietly.

Speak low.

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With a deep pitch.

Sang low.

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At a small price.

Bought low and sold high.

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To utter the sound made by cattle; moo.
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A low level, position, or degree.

Rain collects in the lows. The stock market fell to a new low.

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A region of atmospheric pressure that is below normal.
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The low gear configuration of a transmission.
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The characteristic sound uttered by cattle; a moo.
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In a position comparatively close to the ground.
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Of a pitch, suggesting a lower frequency.

Generally, European men have lower voices than their Indian counterparts.

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Small in height.
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Quiet; soft; not loud.

They spoke in low voices so I would not hear what they were saying.

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Despicable; lacking dignity; vulgar.

Now that was low even for you!

A person of low mind.

A low trick or stratagem.

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Humble in character or status.
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Lacking health or vitality; feeble; weak.

A low pulse.

Made low by sickness.

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Simple in complexity or development.
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Being near the equator.

The low northern latitudes.

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Designed for the slowest speed, as in low gear.
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Articulated with a wide space between the flat tongue and the palette.
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Close to the ground.
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(phonetics) Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate.
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Of a pitch, at a lower frequency.
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(archaic) Not rich, highly seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple.

A low diet.

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With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently.

To speak low.

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Situated below the normal level, or the mean elevation.
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Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply.

He sold his wheat low.

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Low spirits.

I felt low at Christmas with no family to celebrate with.

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In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
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The definition of low is something with little height, emotionally depressed, below the surface level, quiet or deep in pitch.

An example of low is fog resting on the ground.

An example of low is someone feeling sad.

An example of low is speaking quietly.

An example of low is a deep voice.

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Not high in amount or quantity.

Food prices are lower in a supermarket than in a luxury department store.

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In a time approaching our own.
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Something that is low; a low point.

You have achieved a new low in behavior, Frank.

Economic growth has hit a new low.

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He is in a low right now.

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(meteorology) An area of low pressure; a depression.
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The lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system, especially of an automotive vehicle.

Shift out of low before the car gets to eight miles per hour.

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(card games) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
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(slang) (usually accompanied by "the") A cheap, cost-efficient, or advantageous payment or expense.

He got the brand new Yankees jersey for the low.

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(astronomy) 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.

The moon runs low, i.e. comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.

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(obsolete) To depress; to lower.

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Obsolete simple past tense of laugh.
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(intransitive) To moo.

The cattle were lowing.

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(countable, UK, Scotland, dialect) A flame; fire; blaze.
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(UK, Scotland, dialect) To burn; to blaze.

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(Scottish dialectal, archaic) A hill.

And some they brought the brown lint-seed, and flung it down from the Low. (Mary Howitt, Ballads and other poems 1847)

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(US, colloquial) To allow; to acknowledge or admit.
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Origin of low

From Middle English lowe, lohe, lāh, from Old Norse lāgr (“low"), from Proto-Germanic *lÄ“gaz (“lying, flat, situated near the ground, low"), from Proto-Indo-European *legÊ°- (“to lie"). Cognate with Scots laich (“low"), Low German leg (“low, feeble, bad"), Danish lav (“low"), Icelandic lágur (“low"), West Frisian leech (“low"), North Frisian leeg, liig (“low"), Dutch laag (“low"), German läge (“lying, low"). More at lie.