Definition and Meanings for low

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Part of Speech of low

strong imperfect, intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun, adjective, comparative, superlative, adverb, transitive verb

Etymology of low

oe. lowen, as. hl; akin to d. loeijen, ohg. hl, hluojan as. hl; akin to goth. hlaiw a grave, hlains a hill, and to e. lean to incline icel. log, logi; akin to e. light, n.pos oe. low, louh, lah, icel. l; akin to sw. l, dan. lav, d. laag, and e. lie. see lie to be prostrate

Meaning of low


as strong imperfect

  • strong imp. of laugh.

as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.

as noun

  • the calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.

as noun

  • a hill; a mound; a grave.

as noun, noun

  • fire; a flame; a light.

as intransitive verb

  • to burn; to blaze.

as adjective, comparative, superlative

  • occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.
  • not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence.
  • near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer.
  • sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
  • beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages.
  • not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
  • depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note.
  • made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, . see guide to pronunciation,
  • near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes.
  • numerically small; as, a low number.
  • wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits.
  • depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes.
  • mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem.
  • not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or diction; as, a low comparison.
  • submissive; humble.
  • deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness.
  • moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever.
  • smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate.
  • not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet.

as noun

  • the lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.

as adverb

  • in a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.
  • under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low.
  • in a low or mean condition; humbly; meanly.
  • in time approaching our own.
  • with a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.
  • with a low musical pitch or tone.
  • in subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice.
  • 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

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