low (adj.)

  1. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; low prices; the reservoir is low'

  2. 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'

  3. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

    [ Syn: low-pitched ]

    low (n.)

  1. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow

    [ Syn: depression ]

  2. British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)

    [ Syn: low , david low , sir david low , sir david alexander cecil low ]

  3. a low level or position or degree; the stock market fell to a new low'

  4. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

    [ Syn: first gear , first , low gear ]

    low (adv.)

  1. in a low position; near the ground; the branches hung low'

    low (adj.)

  1. filled with melancholy and despondency ; gloomy at the thought of what he had to face; gloomy predictions; a gloomy silence; took a grim view of the economy; the darkening mood; 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

    [ Syn: gloomy , grim , blue , depressed , dispirited , down , downcast , downhearted , down in the mouth , low-spirited ]

  2. very low in volume; a low murmur; the low-toned murmur of the surf

    [ Syn: low-toned ]

  3. unrefined in character; low comedy'

  4. 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

    [ Syn: abject , low-down , miserable , scummy , scurvy ]

  5. low or inferior in station or quality; a humble cottage; a lowly parish priest; a modest man of the people; small beginnings

    [ Syn: humble , lowly , modest , small ]

  6. no longer sufficient; supplies are low; our funds are depleted

    [ Syn: depleted ]

  7. subdued or brought low in condition or status; brought low; a broken man; his broken spirit

    [ Syn: broken , crushed , humbled , humiliated ]

    low (v.)

  1. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

    [ Syn: moo ]

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