Definition of Low

1. Noun. An air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation. "A low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"

Exact synonyms: Depression
Generic synonyms: Air Mass
Group relationships: Cyclone

2. Verb. Make a low noise, characteristic of bovines.
Exact synonyms: Moo
Generic synonyms: Emit, Let Loose, Let Out, Utter
Derivative terms: Moo

3. Adjective. Less than normal in degree or intensity or amount. "The reservoir is low"
Attributes: Degree, Grade, Level
Similar to: Debased, Degraded, Devalued, Depressed, Down, Low-level, Reduced, Rock-bottom
Also: Inferior
Antonyms: High
Derivative terms: Lowness

4. Adverb. In a low position; near the ground. "The branches hung low"

5. Noun. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963).

6. Adjective. Literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension. "A low bow"

7. Noun. A low level or position or degree. "The stock market fell to a new low"
Generic synonyms: Degree, Grade, Level
Antonyms: High

8. Adjective. Very low in volume. "The low-toned murmur of the surf"
Exact synonyms: Low-toned
Similar to: Soft
Derivative terms: Lowness

9. Noun. The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving.
Exact synonyms: First, First Gear, Low Gear
Group relationships: Auto, Automobile, Car, Machine, Motorcar
Generic synonyms: Gear, Gear Mechanism

10. Adjective. Unrefined in character. "Low comedy"
Similar to: Unrefined
Derivative terms: Lowness

11. Adjective. Used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency.
Exact synonyms: Low-pitched
Attributes: Pitch
Similar to: Alto, Contralto, Baritone, Bass, Deep, Contrabass, Double-bass, Throaty
Antonyms: High
Derivative terms: Lowness

12. Adjective. Of the most contemptible kind. "A scurvy trick"
Exact synonyms: Abject, Low-down, Miserable, Scummy, Scurvy
Similar to: Contemptible

13. Adjective. Low or inferior in station or quality. "Small beginnings"
Exact synonyms: Humble, Lowly, Modest, Small
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Humbleness, Lowness

14. Adjective. No longer sufficient. "Our funds are depleted"
Exact synonyms: Depleted
Similar to: Deficient, Insufficient
Derivative terms: Lowness

15. Adjective. Subdued or brought low in condition or status. "His broken spirit"
Exact synonyms: Broken, Crushed, Humbled, Humiliated
Similar to: Humble
Derivative terms: Lowness

16. Adjective. Filled with melancholy and despondency. "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"

Definition of Low

1. v. i. To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.

2. n. The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.

3. n. A hill; a mound; a grave.

4. n. Fire; a flame; a light.

5. v. i. To burn; to blaze.

6. a. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.

7. n. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.

8. adv. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.

9. v. t. To depress; to lower.

Definition of Low

1. Adjective. In a position comparatively close to the ground. ¹

2. Adjective. Small in height. ¹

3. Adjective. Situated below the normal level, or the mean elevation. ¹

4. Adjective. Depressed, sad. ¹

5. Adjective. In an amount nearest to zero, such as '''''low''' prices''; depleted; substandard; ¹

6. Adjective. Of a pitch, suggesting a lower frequency. ¹

7. Adjective. Of a loudness, suggesting a lower amplitude. ¹

8. Adjective. Despicable; lacking dignity; vulgar. ¹

9. Adjective. Lacking health or vitality. ¹

10. Adjective. Being near the equator. ¹

11. Adjective. Humble in character or status. ¹

12. Adjective. Simple in complexity or development. ¹

13. Adjective. Designed for the slowest speed, as in '''''low''' gear''. ¹

14. Adjective. Articulated with a wide space between the flat tongue and the palette. ¹

15. Noun. Something that is low. ¹

16. Noun. A depressed mood or situation. ¹

17. Noun. (meteorology) An area of low pressure; a depression. ¹

18. Noun. The lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system, especially of an automotive vehicle. ¹

19. Adverb. Close to the ground. ¹

20. Adverb. Of a pitch, at a lower frequency. ¹

21. Adverb. Of a loudness, at a lower amplitude. ¹

22. Verb. (obsolete transitive) To depress; to lower. ¹

23. Verb. (form of obsolete simple past tense laugh). ¹

24. Verb. (intransitive) To moo. ¹

25. Noun. A flame; fire; blaze. ¹

26. Noun. (archaic or obsolete) barrow, mound, tumulus ¹

27. Noun. (context: Scottish dialectal archaic) a hill ¹

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Definition of Low

1. having relatively little upward extension [adj LOWER, LOWEST] / to utter the sound characteristic of cattle [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Low

1. 1. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight. 2. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence. 3. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer. 4. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide. 5. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages. 6. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound. 7. Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note. 8. Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, (m), (all). 9. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes. 10. Numerically small; as, a low number. 11. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits. 12. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes. "Why but to keep ye low and ignorant ?" (Milton) 13. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem. 14. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison. "In comparison of these divine writers, the noblest wits of the heathen world are low and dull." (Felton) 15. Submissive; humble. "Low reverence." 16. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness. 17. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever. 18. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate. 19. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet. Low is often used in the formation of compounds which require no special explanation; as, low-arched, low- browed, low-crowned, low-heeled, low-lying, low-priced, low-roofed, low-toned, low-voiced, and the like. Low Church. See High Church, under High. Low Countries, the Netherlands. Low German, Low Latin, etc. See German, Latin, etc. Low life, humble life. Low milling, a process of making flour from grain by a single grinding and by siftings. Low relief. See Bas-relief. Low side window, a contrivance of various forms attached to a boiler for giving warning when the water is low. Low water mark, that part of the shore to which the waters recede when the tide is the lowest. Low wine, a liquor containing about 20 percent of alcohol, produced by the first distillation of wash; the first run of the still; often in the plural. Origin: OE. Low, louh, lah, Icel. Lagr; akin to Sw. Lag, Dan. Lav, D. Laag, and E. Lie. See Lie to be prostrate. 1. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground. 2. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low. 3. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly. 4. In time approaching our own. "In that part of the world which was first inhabited, even as low down as Abraham's time, they wandered with their flocks and herds." (Locke) 5. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low. "The . . . Odourous wind Breathes low between the sunset and the moon." (Tennyson) 6. With a low musical pitch or tone. "Can sing both high and low." (Shak) 7. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice. 8. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Low

loving cup
low-activation materials
low-birth-weight baby
low-birth-weight infant
low-bush blueberry
low-calorie diet
low-carbon steel

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