Definitions of low

  1. 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"
  2. British political cartoonist ( born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp ( 1891- 1963)
  3. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; " a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
  4. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
  5. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
  6. a low level or position or degree; " the stock market fell to a new low"
  7. in a low position; near the ground; " the branches hung low"
  8. 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"
  9. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
  10. very low in volume; " a low murmur"; " the low- toned murmur of the surf"
  11. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; " low prices"; " the reservoire is low"
  12. unrefined in character; " low comedy"
  13. strong imp. of Laugh.
  14. To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.
  15. The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.
  16. A hill; a mound; a grave.
  17. Fire; a flame; a light.
  18. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.
  19. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence.
  20. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer.
  21. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
  22. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages.
  23. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
  24. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes.
  25. Numerically small; as, a low number.
  26. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits.
  27. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes.
  28. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem.
  29. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison.
  30. Submissive; humble.
  31. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness.
  32. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever.
  33. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate.
  34. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet.
  35. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
  36. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.
  37. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low.
  38. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
  39. In time approaching our own.
  40. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.
  41. With a low musical pitch or tone.
  42. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice.
  43. 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.
  44. To depress; to lower.
  45. 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.
  46. Not high; depressed; shallow; not noisy; subdued; near the horizon; as, the sun is low in the west; cheap; moderate; feeble or weak; below the recognized standard; vulgar; abject; in music, not high in pitch.
  47. Not on high; deeply; softly; quietly; at a small price; in humbleness, poverty, or disgrace.
  48. The moo or soft bellow of cattle.
  49. To bellow softly or moo like cattle.
  50. To make the loud noise of oxen: to bellow.
  51. ( comp. LOWER; superl. LOWEST), Lying on an inferior place or position: not high: deep: shallow: small: moderate: cheap: dejected: mean: plain: in poor circumstances: humble.
  52. Not aloft: cheaply: meanly: in subjection, poverty, or disgrace: in times near our own: not loudly: ( astr.) near the equator.
  53. LOWNESS.
  54. Not high; deep; not loud; cheap; humble; mean.
  55. To bellow, as cattle.
  56. To give a loud call, as cattle; bellow.
  57. The bellow of cattle.
  58. Of little height; deep; depressed; cheap; moderate; inferior; vulgar; base; weak; despondent.
  59. In a low way or position; cheaply; humbly; softly.
  60. Not high; depressed below any given surface or place; depressed to the utmost; below the usual height; deep; not loud; grave; dejected; depressed in vigour; in a mean condition; abject; base; not exalted in thought or diction; vulgar; submissive; weak; moderate; cheap; low church; in poor circumstances; plain; simple.
  61. Not on high; cheaply; meanly; not loudly; near the present; near the equator; in a state of subjection, poverty, or disgrace.
  62. To sink; to depress. Low Church, that section of the Church of England which, in opposition to the High Church party, is not exclusive in its assertion of church authority and observance, and, in opposition to the Broad Church, inclines to the principles of the Evangelicals. Low Sunday, the next Sunday after Easter. Low- wine, a liquor produced by the first distillation.
  63. To bellow, as an ox.
  64. Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note.
  65. Not high or elevated; placed below in relation to another thing; not rising to the usual level, height, or standard; shallow; descending far downwards; below the usual rate, price, or value; soft; not loud or noisy; mean or humble in rank; reduced; dejected or depressed; humble; vulgar; unrefined; mean; dishonourable.
  66. Not on high; near the ground; under the usual price or value; in a time approaching our own, as, such were the usages of war as low down as the 19th century; in a mean or degraded state; softly; down.
  67. To bellow as an ox or cow.

Usage examples for low

  1. I suppose this is a very low view of heaven, don't you?" – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  2. " Good- bye," said Malcourt in a low voice. – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  3. She would bring him low before her. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  4. " Come in," said a low voice- her voice. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  5. " Let me be, parson, let me be," he said in a low voice. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  6. " Wait till I give the word," said the captain, in a low voice. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  7. Do I speak too low?" – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  8. It was no place or time for talking about the matter, though her father spoke low. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  9. He spoke in a low voice, and could not be heard. – En Route by J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
  10. I often wash the low windows for mother. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store by Laura Lee Hope
  11. He was very low; he was going to die. – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  12. The other then turned to me, and in a low voice asked if the work of the sister was satisfactory. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  13. Of course we couldn't believe that It is quite true, was the low reply. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  14. Mr. Bastow said in a low voice: " I have." – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  15. Never was the river so low. – Stories of Childhood by Various
  16. All at once Johannes cried in a low voice: " Hold the Jew! – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  17. " It is best to face the danger," said Hume, in a low voice. – The Golden Rock by Ernest Glanville
  18. " I wanted it to give away," Matilda said, in a low voice, being obliged to speak. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  19. Michael, in a low voice. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  20. " I hope nothing is wrong at home," Penny said in a low tone. – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark