1. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation;
- Example: "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
[syn: low, 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;
- Example: "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]
1. make a low noise, characteristic of bovines;
[syn: moo, low]
1. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount;
- Example: "low prices"
- Example: "the reservoir is low"
2. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension;
- Example: "low ceilings"
- Example: "low clouds"
- Example: "low hills"
- Example: "the sun is low"
- Example: "low furniture"
- Example: "a low bow"
3. very low in volume;
- Example: "a low murmur"
- Example: "the low-toned murmur of the surf"
[syn: low, low-toned]
4. unrefined in character;
- Example: "low comedy"
5. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency;
[syn: low, low-pitched]
6. of the most contemptible kind;
- Example: "abject cowardice"
- Example: "a low stunt to pull"
- Example: "a low-down sneak"
- Example: "his miserable treatment of his family"
- Example: "You miserable skunk!"
- Example: "a scummy rabble"
- Example: "a scurvy trick"
[syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy]
7. low or inferior in station or quality;
- Example: "a humble cottage"
- Example: "a lowly parish priest"
- Example: "a modest man of the people"
- Example: "small beginnings"
[syn: humble, low, lowly, modest, small]
8. no longer sufficient;
- Example: "supplies are low"
- Example: "our funds are depleted"
[syn: depleted, low]
9. subdued or brought low in condition or status;
- Example: "brought low"
- Example: "a broken man"
- Example: "his broken spirit"
[syn: broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low]
10. filled with melancholy and despondency ;
- Example: "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"
- Example: "gloomy predictions"
- Example: "a gloomy silence"
- Example: "took a grim view of the economy"
- Example: "the darkening mood"
- Example: "lonely and blue in a strange city"
- Example: "depressed by the loss of his job"
- Example: "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"
- Example: "downcast after his defeat"
- Example: "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
[syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
1. in a low position; near the ground;
- Example: "the branches hung low"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, obs. strong imp. of Laugh. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\ (l[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lowed (l[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Lowing.] [OE. lowen, AS. hl[=o]wan; akin to D. loeijen, OHG. hl[=o]jan, hluojan.] To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo. [1913 Webster] The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, n. The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals. [1913 Webster] Talking voices and the law of herds. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, n. [AS. hl[=a]w; akin to Goth. hlaiw a grave, hlains a hill, and to E. lean to incline.] A hill; a mound; a grave. [Obs. except in place names.] --Skeat. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\ (l[=o]; Scot. lou), n. [Icel. log, logi; akin to E. light, n.] Fire; a flame; a light. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, v. i. To burn; to blaze. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Burns. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\ (l[=o]), a. [Compar. Lower (l[=o]"[~e]r); superl. Lowest.] [OE. low, louh, lah, Icel. l[=a]gr; akin to Sw. l[*a]g, Dan. lav, D. laag, and E. lie. See Lie to be prostrate.] [1913 Webster] 1. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight. [1913 Webster] 2. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence. [1913 Webster] 3. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer. [1913 Webster] 4. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide. [1913 Webster] 5. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages. [1913 Webster] 6. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mus.) Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note. [1913 Webster] 8. (Phon.) Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, [a^] ([a^]m), [add] ([add]ll). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 5, 10, 11. [1913 Webster] 9. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes. [1913 Webster] 10. Numerically small; as, a low number. [1913 Webster] 11. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits. [1913 Webster] 12. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes. [1913 Webster] Why but to keep ye low and ignorant ? --Milton. [1913 Webster] 13. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem. [1913 Webster] 14. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or diction; as, a low comparison. [1913 Webster] In comparison of these divine writers, the noblest wits of the heathen world are low and dull. --Felton. [1913 Webster] 15. Submissive; humble. "Low reverence." --Milton. [1913 Webster] 16. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness. [1913 Webster] 17. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever. [1913 Webster] 18. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate. [1913 Webster] 19. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet. [1913 Webster] Note: Low is often used in the formation of compounds which require no special explanation; as, low-arched, low-browed, low-crowned, low-heeled, low-lying, low-priced, low-roofed, low-toned, low-voiced, and the like. [1913 Webster] Low Church. See High Church, under High. Low Countries, the Netherlands. Low German, Low Latin, 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 medi[ae]val 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, despondency. 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 or Low water indicator (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. --Bouvier. 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. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, n. (Card Playing) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, v. t. To depress; to lower. [Obs.] --Swift. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Low \Low\, adv. 1. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground. [1913 Webster] 2. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low. [1913 Webster] 3. In a low or mean condition; humbly; meanly. [1913 Webster] 4. In time approaching our own. [1913 Webster] In that part of the world which was first inhabited, even as low down as Abraham's time, they wandered with their flocks and herds. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 5. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low. --Addison. [1913 Webster] The . . . odorous wind Breathes low between the sunset and the moon. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 6. With a low musical pitch or tone. [1913 Webster] Can sing both high and low. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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couchant, crass, criminal, crisis, crouched, crude, crummy, cry, cursory, curt, curtal, curtate, cyclone, damnable, dark, dashed, debased, decline, decrescendo, decurtate, deep, deep-echoing, deep-pitched, deep-toned, deepmouthed, degraded, dejected, demeaning, dental, depraved, depressed, depression, depthless, despaired of, despairing, despicable, despondent, desponding, destitute, differential, differential gear, dim, dimly, dirty, disadvantaged, disappointed, disapprobatory, disapproving, discontented, discouraged, disenchanted, disgraceful, disgruntled, disgusting, disheartened, disillusioned, dispirited, displeased, dissatisfied, dissenting, dissimilated, distant, doggerel, done for, donsie, dorsal, down, downcast, downhearted, downthrown, downturn, drooping, droopy, dying, dysphemistic, earthy, easy, economic, economic cycle, economic expansion, economic growth, economy, evil, execrable, expanding economy, expansion, expiring, face value, facing death, faint, faintly, fallen, 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