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Adjective: low (lower,lowest)  low
  1. Less than normal in degree, intensity or amount
    "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"
     
  2. Not high; being at or having a relatively small elevation or height
    "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"
     
  3. Very low in volume
    "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf";
    - low-toned
     
  4. Unrefined in character
    "low comedy"
     
  5. Used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
    - low-pitched
     
  6. Of the most contemptible kind
    "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak";
    - abject, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy
     
  7. Low or inferior in station or quality
    "a low cottage";
    - humble, lowly, modest, small
     
  8. No longer sufficient
    "supplies are low";
    - depleted
     
  9. Subdued or brought low in condition or status
    "brought low";
    - broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated
     
  10. Filled with melancholy and despondency
    "low at the thought of what he had to face"; "low-spirited at the thought of what he had to face";
    - gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low-spirited
Adverb: low  low
  1. In a low position; near the ground
    "the branches hung low"
Noun: low  low
  1. An air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow";
    - depression
     
  2. A low level, position or degree
    "the stock market fell to a new low"
     
  3. The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
    - first gear, first, low gear
     
  4. A depressed mood or situation
Verb: low  low
  1. Make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
    - moo
Noun: Low  low
  1. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    - David Low, Sir David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low

Sounds like: lose, l, lo

Derived forms: lower, lowed, lows, lowing, lowest

See also: alto, baritone, bass, contemptible, contrabass, contralto, debased, deep, deficient, degraded, degree, dejected, depressed, devalued, double-bass, down, flat-growing, grade, ground-hugging, height, humble, inferior, insufficient, level, little, low-altitude, low-growing, low-level, low-lying, lowset, low-set, nether, pitch, reduced, rock-bottom, short, soft, squat, tallness, throaty, under, underslung, unrefined

Type of: air mass, cartoonist, degree, emit, gear, gear mechanism, grade, let loose, let out, level, utter

Antonym: high

Part of: auto, automobile, car, cyclone, machine, motorcar

Encyclopedia: Low, Quebec