low


low
low
low1 [lō]
adj.
[ME lah < ON lagr, akin to MDu lage, MLowG læge < IE base * legh-, LIE1]
1.
a) of little height or elevation; not high or tall
b) not far above the ground [low clouds]
2. depressed below the surrounding surface or normal elevation [low land]
3. of little depth; shallow [the river is low]
4. of little quantity, degree, intensity, value, etc. [a low cost, low pressure, a low profile]
5. of less than normal height, elevation, depth, quantity, degree, power, etc.
6. below others in order, position, rating, etc. [low man on the team, low marks]
7. near the horizon [the sun was low]
8. near the equator [a low latitude]
9. cut so as to expose the neck or part of the shoulders, chest, or back; décolleté [a dress with a low neckline]
10.
a) Rare prostrate or dead
b) in hiding or obscurity [to stay low]
11. deep; profound [a low bow]
12. lacking energy; enfeebled; weak
13. depressed in spirits; melancholy
14. not of high rank; humble; plebeian [a man of low origin]
15. vulgar; coarse; debased; undignified
16. mean; despicable; contemptible [a low trick]
17. poor; slight; unfavorable [to have a low opinion of someone]
18. containing less than a normal amount of some usual element [low in calories, low-salt diet]
19. not advanced in evolution, development, complexity, etc.; inferior [a low form of plant life]
20. relatively recent [a manuscript of a low date ]
21. designating or of that gear ratio of a motor vehicle transmission which produces the lowest speed and the greatest torque
22.
a) not well supplied with; short of: with on [low on ammunition]
b) Informal not having any or much money; short of ready cash
23. of little intensity; not loud: said of a sound
24. designating or producing tones made by relatively slow vibrations; deep in pitch
25. very informal and permissive in matters of ceremony, doctrine, etc.
26. Phonet. articulated with the tongue held relatively low in the mouth: said of certain vowels, as (ä) in far
adv.
1. in, at, to, or toward a low degree, level, place, position, etc. [hit them low]
2. in a low manner
3. quietly; softly [speak low]
4. with a deep pitch
n.
something low; specif.,
a) 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
b) a low degree, level, place, position, etc.
c) Meteorol. an area of low barometric pressure
SYN.- BASE2
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lay low
1. to cause to fall by hitting
2. to overcome or kill
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lie low
1. to keep oneself hidden or inconspicuous
2. to wait patiently for an opportunity
lowness
n.
low2 [lō]
vi.
[ME lowen < OE hlowan, akin to ON hloa, to roar < IE base * kel-, to cry > L clamor]
to make the characteristic vocal sound of a cow; moo
vt.
to express by lowing
n.
the characteristic sound of a cow
low3 [lō]
n., vi.
[ME loghe < ON logi, akin to MHG lohe, flame: for IE base see LIGHT1] [Scot. or North Eng.] flame or blaze

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