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Princeton's WordNet

  1. low, depressionnoun

    an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation

    "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"

  2. Low, David Low, Sir David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Lownoun

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

  3. lownoun

    a low level or position or degree

    "the stock market fell to a new low"

  4. first gear, first, low gear, lowadjective

    the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

  5. lowadjective

    less than normal in degree or intensity or amount

    "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"

  6. lowadjective

    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"

  7. low, low-tonedadjective

    very low in volume

    "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf"

  8. lowadjective

    unrefined in character

    "low comedy"

  9. low, low-pitchedadjective

    used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

  10. abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvyadjective

    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"

  11. humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective

    low or inferior in station or quality

    "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"

  12. depleted, lowadjective

    no longer sufficient

    "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"

  13. broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, lowadjective

    subdued or brought low in condition or status

    "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"

  14. gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spiritedverb

    filled with melancholy and despondency

    "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "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"

  15. moo, lowadverb

    make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

  16. lowadverb

    in a low position; near the ground

    "the branches hung low"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Low

    strong imp. of Laugh

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  2. Lowverb

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

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  3. Lownoun

    the calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  4. Lownoun

    a hill; a mound; a grave

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  5. Lownoun

    fire; a flame; a light

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  6. Lowverb

    to burn; to blaze

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  7. Low

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

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  8. Low

    not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  9. Low

    near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  10. Low

    sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  11. Low

    beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  12. Low

    not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  13. Low

    depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  14. Low

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  15. Low

    near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  16. Low

    numerically small; as, a low number

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  17. Low

    wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  18. Low

    depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  19. Low

    mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  20. Low

    not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  21. Low

    submissive; humble

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  22. Low

    deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  23. Low

    moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  24. Low

    smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  25. Low

    not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  26. Lownoun

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

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  27. Lowadverb

    in a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  28. Lowadverb

    under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  29. Lowadverb

    in a low mean condition; humbly; meanly

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  30. Lowadverb

    in time approaching our own

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  31. Lowadverb

    with a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  32. Lowadverb

    with a low musical pitch or tone

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  33. Lowadverb

    in subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  34. Lowadverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

  35. Lowverb

    to depress; to lower

    Etymology: [OE. lowen, AS. hlwan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hljan, hluojan.]

Freebase

  1. Low

    Low is an American indie rock group from Duluth, Minnesota, formed in 1993. As of 2010, the group is composed of founding members Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, joined by newer addition Steve Garrington. The music of Low is characterized by slow tempos and minimalist arrangements. Early descriptions sometimes referred to it as rock subgenre called "slowcore". However, Low's members ultimately disapproved of the term. Parker and Sparhawk's striking vocal harmonies represent perhaps the group's most distinctive element; critic Denise Sullivan writes that their shared vocals are "as chilling as anything Gram and Emmylou ever conspired on—though that's not to say it's country-tinged, just straight from the heart."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Low

    lō, v.i. to make the loud noise of oxen: to bellow.—n. the bellow of oxen.—n. Low′ing, the bellowing of cattle. [A.S. hlówan; Dut. loeijen; imit.]

  2. Low

    lō, adj. (comp. Low′er; superl. Low′est) lying in an inferior place or position: not high: deep: shallow: small: moderate: cheap: dejected: mean: plain: in poor circumstances: humble.—adv. not aloft: cheaply: meanly: in subjection, poverty, or disgrace: in times near our own: not loudly: (astron.) near the equator.—adj. Low′-born, of mean birth.—ns. Low′-church, a party within the Church of England minimising sacerdotal claims, ecclesiastical constitutions, ordinances, and forms, holding evangelical views of theology:—opp. to High-church; Low′-church′ism; Low′-church′man.—v.t. Low′er, to bring low: to depress: to degrade: to diminish.—v.i. to fall: to sink: to grow less.—adjs. Low′er-case (print.), kept in a lower case, denoting small letters as distinguished from capitals; Low′er-class, pertaining to persons of the humbler ranks.—n. Low′ering, the act of bringing low or reducing.—adj. letting down: sinking: degrading.—adj. Low′ermost, lowest.—ns. Low′land, land low with respect to higher land; Low′lander, a native of lowlands; Low′-life, humble life; Low′lihead, Low′lihood, a lowly or humble state; Low′liness.—adjs. Low′-lived, vulgar: shabby; Low′ly, of a low or humble mind: not high: meek: modest; Low′-mind′ed, moved by base or gross motives: vulgar; Low′-necked, cut low in the neck and away from the shoulders, décolleté.—n. Low′ness.—adjs. Low′-press′ure, employing or exerting a low degree of pressure (viz. less than 50 lb. to the sq. inch), said of steam and steam-engines; Low′-spir′ited, having the spirits low or cast down: not lively: sad.—n. Low′-spir′itedness.—adj. Low′-thought′ed, having the thoughts directed to low pursuits.—n. Low′-wa′ter, the lowest point of the tide at ebb.—Low Latin, a term often applied loosely to the Latin spoken and written after the fall of the Roman Empire, as well as during the Middle Ages; Low Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter, so called in contrast to the great festival whose octave it ends; Low wines, the weak spirit produced from the first distillation of substances containing alcohol.—Lie low, to keep quiet or hidden. [Ice. lágr, Dut. laag, low; allied to A.S. licgan, to lie.]

  3. Low

    low, n. (Scot.) a flame.—v.i. to blaze.—n. Low′-bell, a bell used in fowling by night, in connection with a light, to frighten birds into a net. [Ice. logi; cf. Dan. lue, Ger. lohe.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. low

    An old term for a small hill or eminence.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Low in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Low in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Low in a Sentence

  1. Neil Dwane:

    ABI is paying a high price but accretion to earnings from low debt costs would be something in the region of 15 percent. However, we think the return on this deal could be a relatively disappointing 8 percent after 10 years.

  2. Erin Trish:

    We chose Costco as a comparison because it is an example of a system where the incentives are set up to deliver value on total cost, much like paper towels, patient cost-sharing for generics in Medicare Advantage Part D tends to be low, but this masks a system that is not currently set up to deliver value to the program overall.

  3. Tracy Hopkins:

    Interest rates are so low that any incremental yield is a welcome thing for investors.

  4. Aengus Kelly:

    That's a direct result of low oil.

  5. The Coast:

    Part of his effort was to make world peace but he got caught up in the Gulf Stream, the chances of muscling out of the Gulf Stream were pretty low.

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    a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)
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