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Definitions of low

  1. To bellow, as an ox. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To depress; to lower. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To bellow softly or moo like cattle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To make the loud noise of oxen: to bellow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To bellow, as cattle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. To give a loud call, as cattle; bellow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. To bellow as an ox or cow. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. 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
  11. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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
  15. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Numerically small; as, a low number. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Submissive; humble. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A hill; a mound; a grave. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Fire; a flame; a light. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The moo or soft bellow of cattle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. LOWNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. The bellow of cattle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. In time approaching our own. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. With a low musical pitch or tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. In a low way or position; cheaply; humbly; softly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  56. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoire is low" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. unrefined in character; "low comedy" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. 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
  59. 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.
  60. (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.
  61. Not high; deep; not loud; cheap; humble; mean. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.

Usage examples for low

  1. I suppose this is a very low view of heaven, don't you?" – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. " Good- bye," said Malcourt in a low voice. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
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