AskDefine | Define low

Dictionary Definition

low adj
1 less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoire is low" [ant: high]
2 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" [ant: high]
3 very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf" [syn: low-toned]
4 unrefined in character; "low comedy"
5 used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency [syn: low-pitched] [ant: high]
6 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" [syn: abject, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy]
7 low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings" [syn: humble, lowly, modest, small]
8 no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted" [syn: depleted]
9 subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit" [syn: broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated]
10 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" [syn: blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low-spirited]
11 being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; "use first gear on steep hills" [syn: first]

Noun

1 an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" [syn: low pressure, depression]
2 British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) [syn: David Low, Sir David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low]
3 a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low" [ant: high]
4 the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: first gear, first, low gear] adv : in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low" v : make a low noise, characteristic of bovines [syn: moo]

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English

Pronunciation

  • /loʊ/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊ

Etymology 1

lāh

Adjective

en-adj er
  1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
  2. Small in height.
  3. Depressed, sad.
  4. In an amount nearest to zero, such as low prices.
Synonyms
Antonyms
  • (in a position comparatively close to the ground): high
Translations
in a position comparatively close to the ground
small height
depressed, sad
Related terms

Noun

  1. Something that is low.
  2. A depressed mood or situation.
    He is in a low right now

Etymology 2

hlōwan. Compare Dutch loeien.

Verb

  1. To moo.
    The cattle were lowing.
Translations
See moo

Anagrams

Extensive Definition

Low may refer to:
In music: People:

See also

low in German: Low
low in Spanish: Low
low in French: Low
low in Italian: LOW
low in Dutch: Low
low in Japanese: ロウ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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sordamente, sordid, sordo, sorry, spiritless, squalid, squall, squall line, squat, squatty, squeak, squeal, standard transmission, stated value, stationary front, stick shift, stooped, stopped, stressed, strong, stumpy, sub, subaltern, subaudible, subdued, subduedly, subjacent, subject, submerged, subordinate, subservient, succinct, suicidal, summary, sunk, sunken, superficial, supine, surd, swings, syllabic, synchromesh, synoptic, tasteless, teachable, tense, terminal, thick, third rank, third string, third-estate, throaty, tiny, token, tonal, tonic, transient, transmission, trifling, trivial, troat, turned-off, twangy, ululate, unaccented, unappreciative, unapproving, unclear, uncomplimentary, uncourtly, uncouth, under, underprivileged, undignified, undistinguished, unelevated, uneuphonious, unexpensive, unfavorable, unfelicitous, unforgivable, ungenteel, ungraceful, unhappy, unimportant, unmentionable, unpardonable, unpolished, unpretentious, unrefined, unrounded, unseemly, 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