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Definition of "low" []

  • Having little relative height; not high or tall. (adjective)
  • Rising only slightly above surrounding surfaces. (adjective)
  • Situated or placed below normal height: a low lighting fixture. (adjective)
  • Situated below the surrounding surfaces: water standing in low spots. (adjective)
  • Dead and buried. (adjective)
  • Having a relatively small distance from base to top; not tall or high (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Situated at a relatively short distance above the ground, sea level, the horizon, or other reference position (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Involving or containing a relatively small amount of something (adjective)
  • Having little value or quality (adjective)
  • Of less than the usual or expected height, depth, or degree (adjective)
  • (of numbers) small (adjective)
  • (of measurements) expressed in small numbers (adjective)
  • Unfavourable (adjective)
  • Not advanced in evolution (adjective)
  • Deep (adjective)
  • Coarse or vulgar (adjective)
  • Inferior in culture or status (adjective)
  • In a physically or mentally depressed or weakened state (adjective)
  • Designed so as to reveal the wearer's neck and part of the bosom (adjective)
  • With a hushed tone; quiet or soft (adjective)
  • Of relatively small price or monetary value (adjective)
  • Relating to or characterized by a relatively low pitch (adjective)
  • (of latitudes) situated not far north or south of the equator (adjective)
  • Having little or no money (adjective)
  • Abject or servile (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation is produced by moving the back of the tongue away from the soft palate or the blade away from the hard palate, such as for the a in English father (adjective)
  • (of a gear) providing a relatively low forward speed for a given engine speed (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Low Church (adjective)
  • In a low position, level, degree, intensity, etc (adverb)
  • At a low pitch; deep (adverb)
  • At a low price; cheaply (adverb)
  • A low position, level, or degree (noun)
  • An area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, esp a depression (noun)
  • The voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical zero (noun)

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Use "low" in a sentence
  • "Now reading this struck me as nonsense cos it seems more and more low carb studies seem to repeatedly suggest for whatever the ‘thrust’ of that partic.study that low carb (say under 100gms per day..low carb to some not to others) diets work for the majority(work as in lowering all the things one wants lowering and losing some bf too) and for very good and understood reasons….have i got this right or wrong ?"
  • "On the 20th, the vortex was 5° to the northward of Montreal, and the aurora was consequently low -- the brightest auroras being when the vortex is immediately north without storm, or one day to the northward, although we have seen it _very low_ when the vortex was three days to the north, and no other vortex near."
  • "-- _When the sound of the grinding is low, and one shall rise up at the voice of a bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low_: these must be taken together: appetite, speech, and sleep are all feeble."