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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)

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.

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."