Pronunciation: lō; Scot. lou
strong imp1.strong imp. of Laugh.
v. i.1.To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.
[imp. & p. p. Lowed (lōd); p. pr. & vb. n. Lowing.]
n.1.The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.
Talking voices and the law of herds.
- Wordsworth.
1.A hill; a mound; a grave.
1.Fire; a flame; a light.
v. i.1.To burn; to blaze.
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.(Mus.) Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note.
8.(Phon.) Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, ă (ăm), ạ (ạll). See Guide to Pronunciation, 5, 10, 11.
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 in thought or diction; as, a low comparison.
15.Submissive; humble.
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 Church
See High Church, under High.
Low Countries
the Netherlands.
Low German
etc. See under 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
(Arch.) a peculiar form of window common in mediæval churches, and of uncertain use. Windows of this sort are narrow, near the ground, and out of the line of the windows, and in many different situations in the building.
Low spirits
Low steam
steam having a low pressure.
Low steel
steel which contains only a small proportion of carbon, and can not be hardened greatly by sudden cooling.
Low Sunday
the Sunday next after Easter; - popularly so called.
Low tide
the farthest ebb of the tide; the tide at its lowest point; low water.
Low water
a - The lowest point of the ebb tide; a low stage of the in a river, lake, etc.
b - (Steam Boiler) The condition of an insufficient quantity of water in the boiler.
Low water alarm
(Steam Boiler) 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.
- Bouvier.
n.1.(Card Playing) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
adv.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 or mean condition; humbly; meanly.
4.In time approaching our own.
5.With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.
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.(Astron.) 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.
v. t.1.To depress; to lower.
Noun1.Lowlow - an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
2.Low - British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
3.low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"
high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
4.low - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
Verb1.low - make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
Synonyms: moo
Adj.1.low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoire is low"
high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"
2.low - 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"
high - (literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
3.low - very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf"
Synonyms: low-toned
4.low - unrefined in character; "low comedy"
5.low - used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
Synonyms: low-pitched
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
6.low - 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"
7.low - low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Synonyms: humble, lowly, small, modest
8.low - no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"
Synonyms: depleted
9.low - subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
10.low - 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"
11.low - being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; "use first gear on steep hills"
Synonyms: first
Adv.1.low - in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low"
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price, flat, flurry, flutter, footling, foul, frank, freewheel, front, frugal, fulsome, gear, gear train, gearbox, gearing, gearshift, gearwheel, gentle, gently, give tongue, give voice, given up, glide, glossal, glottal, going, graceless, grave, gross, growth, gutter, guttural, half-heard, hard, harsh, heartless, heavy, heinous, high, high growth rate, high-pressure area, hollow, homely, hopeless, howl, humble, humble-looking, humble-visaged, humblest, hushedly, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, ignoble, impoverished, improper, impure, in articulo mortis, in bad taste, in extremis, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, in the shade, incapable of life, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, inconsequential, inconsiderable, incorrect, indecorous, indigent, indignant, indisposed, indistinct, inelegant, inexpensive, infamous, infelicitous, inferior, infra dig, inglorious, iniquitous, innocuous, insignificant, instantaneous, intermediate, intonated, isobar, isometric, isometric 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palatal, palatalized, paltry, par, par value, parity, peak, peaking, peccant, penurious, pessimistic, petty, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pianissimo, piano, picayune, picayunish, pining, pitch, pitched, plain, plebeian, poky, polar front, poor, posttonic, price, prone, prosperity, prostrate, pule, put price, quotation, quoted price, rack, rally, rank, raw, reasonable, recession, recovery, recumbent, reduced, reprehensible, reprobate, reptilian, retroflex, reverse, roar, rough, rounded, rude, runty, scabby, scandalous, scarcely heard, screak, scream, screech, scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, second rank, second string, secondary, semivowel, sensible, sepulchral, servile, settling price, shabby, shabby-genteel, shallow, shameful, shoddy, short, short and sweet, simple, sinful, sinking, skin-deep, slashed, slipping, slipping away, slowdown, slump, small, soft, soft-sounding, soft-voiced, softly, sonant, 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, unspeakable, unstressed, unwashed, unworthy, upturn, velar, vicious, villainous, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, wail, warm front, weak, weak-voiced, weakly, weary of life, weather map, whicker, whine, whinny, whispered, wicked, wide, wind-shift line, within means, woebegone, woeful, world-weary, worth the money, wretched, wrong, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl
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Loving cup
Lovoa klaineana
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Low Bandwidth X
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Low Countries
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