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  1. of the most contemptible kind; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. low in spirits; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; "use first gear on steep hills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoire is low" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. unrefined in character; "low comedy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. strong imp. of Laugh. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A hill; a mound; a grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Fire; a flame; a light. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To burn; to blaze. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Numerically small; as, a low number. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Submissive; humble. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. In time approaching our own. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. With a low musical pitch or tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To depress; to lower. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. Not high; depressed; shallow; not noisy; subdued; near the horizon; as, the sun is low in the west; cheap; moderate; feeble or weak; below the recognized standard; vulgar; abject; in music, not high in pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. Not on high; deeply; softly; quietly; at a small price; in humbleness, poverty, or disgrace. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  54. The moo or soft bellow of cattle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  55. To bellow softly or moo like cattle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  56. To make the loud noise of oxen: to bellow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  57. (comp. LOWER; superl. LOWEST), Lying on an inferior place or position: not high: deep: shallow: small: moderate: cheap: dejected: mean: plain: in poor circumstances: humble. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. Not aloft: cheaply: meanly: in subjection, poverty, or disgrace: in times near our own: not loudly: (astr.) near the equator. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  59. LOWNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  60. Not high; deep; not loud; cheap; humble; mean. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  61. To bellow, as cattle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  62. To give a loud call, as cattle; bellow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  63. The bellow of cattle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. Of little height; deep; depressed; cheap; moderate; inferior; vulgar; base; weak; despondent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. In a low way or position; cheaply; humbly; softly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. Not high; depressed below any given surface or place; depressed to the utmost; below the usual height; deep; not loud; grave; dejected; depressed in vigour; in a mean condition; abject; base; not exalted in thought or diction; vulgar; submissive; weak; moderate; cheap; low church; in poor circumstances; plain; simple. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  67. Not on high; cheaply; meanly; not loudly; near the present; near the equator; in a state of subjection, poverty, or disgrace. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  68. To sink; to depress. Low Church, that section of the Church of England which, in opposition to the High Church party, is not exclusive in its assertion of church authority and observance, and, in opposition to the Broad Church, inclines to the principles of the Evangelicals. Low Sunday, the next Sunday after Easter. Low-wine, a liquor produced by the first distillation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  69. To bellow, as an ox. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  70. Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note. Webster Dictionary DB
  71. Not high or elevated; placed below in relation to another thing; not rising to the usual level, height, or standard; shallow; descending far downwards; below the usual rate, price, or value; soft; not loud or noisy; mean or humble in rank; reduced; dejected or depressed; humble; vulgar; unrefined; mean; dishonourable. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  72. Not on high; near the ground; under the usual price or value; in a time approaching our own, as, such were the usages of war as low down as the 19th century; in a mean or degraded state; softly; down. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  73. To bellow as an ox or cow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  74. In a trading session, lowest share price of the day's trade transactions. thelawdictionary.org
  75. Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, . See Guide to Pronunciation, dictgcide_fs
  76. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or diction; as, a low comparison. dictgcide_fs
  77. In a low or mean condition; humbly; meanly. dictgcide_fs
  78. 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. dictgcide_fs
  79. l[=o], v.i. to make the loud noise of oxen: to bellow.--n. the bellow of oxen.--n. LOW'ING, the bellowing of cattle. [A.S. hlówan; Dut. loeijen; imit.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  80. l[=o], adj. (comp. LOW'ER; superl. LOW'EST) lying in an inferior place or position: not high: deep: shallow: small: moderate: cheap: dejected: mean: plain: in poor circumstances: humble.--adv. not aloft: cheaply: meanly: in subjection, poverty, or disgrace: in times near our own: not loudly: (astron.) near the equator.--adj. LOW'-BORN, of mean birth.--ns. LOW'-CHURCH, a party within the Church of England minimising sacerdotal claims, ecclesiastical constitutions, ordinances, and forms, holding evangelical views of theology:--opp. to High-church; LOW'-CHURCH'ISM; LOW'-CHURCH'MAN.--v.t. LOW'ER, to bring low: to depress: to degrade: to diminish.--v.i. to fall: to sink: to grow less.--adjs. LOW'ER-CASE (print.), kept in a lower case, denoting small letters as distinguished from capitals; LOW'ER-CLASS, pertaining to persons of the humbler ranks.--n. LOW'ERING, the act of bringing low or reducing.--adj. letting down: sinking: degrading.--adj. LOW'ERMOST, lowest.--ns. LOW'LAND, land low with respect to higher land; LOW'LANDER, a native of lowlands; LOW'-LIFE, humble life; LOW'LIHEAD, LOW'LIHOOD, a lowly or humble state; LOW'LINESS.--adjs. LOW'-LIVED, vulgar: shabby; LOW'LY, of a low or humble mind: not high: meek: modest; LOW'-MIND'ED, moved by base or gross motives: vulgar; LOW'-NECKED, cut low in the neck and away from the shoulders, décolleté.--n. LOW'NESS.--adjs. LOW'-PRESS'URE, employing or exerting a low degree of pressure (viz. less than 50 lb. to the sq. inch), said of steam and steam-engines; LOW'-SPIR'ITED, having the spirits low or cast down: not lively: sad.--n. LOW'-SPIR'ITEDNESS.--adj. LOW'-THOUGHT'ED, having the thoughts directed to low pursuits.--n. LOW'-WA'TER, the lowest point of the tide at ebb.--LOW LATIN, a term often applied loosely to the Latin spoken and written after the fall of the Roman Empire, as well as during the Middle Ages; LOW SUNDAY, the first Sunday after Easter, so called in contrast to the great festival whose octave it ends; LOW WINES, the weak spirit produced from the first distillation of substances containing alcohol.--LIE LOW, to keep quiet or hidden. [Ice. lágr, Dut. laag, low; allied to A.S. licgan, to lie.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  81. low, n. (Scot.) a flame.--v.i. to blaze.--n. LOW'-BELL, a bell used in fowling by night, in connection with a light, to frighten birds into a net. [Ice. logi; cf. Dan. lue, Ger. lohe.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  82. (-er, -est, a aa. & advv.). Not reaching far up, not high or tall, (l. house, forehead, stature; not used of persons; l. dress, leaving neck& part of shoulders& breast exposed, so l. neck; l. relief, bas-relief); not elevated in geographical &c. position (L. Countries, Netherlands; Latin German, dutch; Lower Egypt &c.; l. moon &c., near horizon; l. tide or water, level of ebbed sea, time of extreme ebb; l.-water mark, lowest point reached by ebb-tide, & fig.; in l. waier, out of funds &c.); of or in humble rank or position (the lower orders or classes; l. birth; high& l., every one); not exalted or sublime, commonplace, undignified, little civilized, not highly organized; abject, mean, degraded, coarse, vulgar; ill-nourished, not nourishing, indicative of ill nutrition, wanting in vigour, depressed, not intense, (l. condition, diet, fever; l. spirits, whence lowspirited a.); of small amount as measured by a scale or degrees (l. price, wages, rates, temperature, power; have l. opinion of, do not estimate highly; at lowest, to mention the least possible amount &c.; l. latitudes, near equator); (of sounds) not shrill or high, produced by slow vibrations, (also) not loud; (of liquid, receptacle, supply of anything, esp. fig. of purse or money) nearly exhausted or empty (often run l.); recent (belongs to a lower date); (also l.-church) giving l. place to authority of bishops& priests, inherent grace of sacraments, ecclesiastical organization, & ritual, not sacerdotal, approximating to protestant non-con-formity, (L. Church, party in Church of England thus minded; Latin Churchman, member of it); bring l., depress, reduce, in health, wealth, or position; lay l., overthrow; lie l., crouch, be prostrate or dead or abased, (slang) keep quiet or out of the way, say nothing, bide one\'s time; burn l.; l.-browed, lit., also (of rocks) beetling, (of building &c.) with low entrance, gloomy; l. celebration of Eucharist, without choir or assistant ministers; l. comedian, actor in l. comedy, in which subject& treatment border on farce; l.-down, abject, mean, dishonourable; lower boy, in lower school at public schools; lower case; lower chamber, =lower House; lower critic (ism), of the verbal or textual kind; lower deck, immediately over hold; lower Empire, later Roman Empire, usu. from Constantine; lower House, lower branch of legislative assembly, e.g. House of Commons; lower school in public schools, usu. forms below fifth; lower world, the earth; lowland, (usu. pl.) lowlying country, (adj.) of or in this; Lowlands, less mountainous part of Scotland, whence Lowlander (4) n., Lowland (adj.) of or in this; l. latin; l. life, that of the lower classes, whence lowlived a.; l. Mass; l. pitch, l. key or tone, also slight angular elevation of roof, whence lowpitched a.; l. pressure; Latin Sunday, Week, after Easter Day& Week; hence lowermost, lowish aa., lowness n. (Adv.) in or to l. or mean position (hangs l.; aim or shoot l. or lower; collar l. in football, catch at or below waist; bowed l.; never fell so l. as that); on poor diet (live l. for a time); for small stakes (play l.); in l. tone, on or to l. note, (talk l.; cannot get so l.); (of date) late (find it as low as the 18th century); l.-born, of humble birth; l.-bred, of vulgar manners; l. down, far down, also in mean or ungenerous way (esp. play it l.d., or l., upon, treat scurvily). [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  83. Utter cry (as) of cow, moo; say, utter forth, with lowing sound; (n.) cow\'s cry. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  84. adv. In a low position or manner under the usual price; cheaply;— near the ground;— humbly; meanly;— in time approaching our own;— with a depressed voice;— in a state of subjection, poverty, or disgrace. Cabinet Dictionary
  85. n. The noise made by a bull, ox, cow, &o. Cabinet Dictionary

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