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Definition of low:

  1. A hill; a mound; a grave.
  2. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages.
  3. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness.
  4. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes.
  5. Fire; a flame; a light.
  6. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
  7. In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.
  8. 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.
  9. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice.
  10. In time approaching our own.
  11. Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, ( m), ( all). See Guide to Pronunciation, 5, 10, 11.
  12. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem.
  13. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever.
  14. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer.
  15. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes.
  16. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted or diction; as, a low comparison.
  17. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
  18. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet.
  19. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence.
  20. Numerically small; as, a low number.
  21. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.
  22. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate.
  23. strong imp. of Laugh.
  24. Submissive; humble.
  25. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
  26. The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.
  27. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
  28. To burn; to blaze.
  29. To depress; to lower.
  30. To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.
  31. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low.
  32. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits.
  33. With a low musical pitch or tone.
  34. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.

Synonyms:

detractive, belittled, menial, wiped out, diminished, impression, under, spiritless, embarrassed, wretched, contemptible, natural depression, low-spirited, deep, misfortunate, derogative, piteous, minor-league, down in the mouth, economic crisis, beneath, first, dispirited, slump, imprint, deprecative, filthy, deficient, lowset, squalid, busted, mortified, petty, low-set, smalltime, low-cost, kill, dysphoric, rocky, pejorative, hushed, heavy-hearted, inexpensive, decumbent, minuscule, forward, unhopeful, desolate, nasty, throaty, plunging, mild, humble, contrabass, secondary, happy, low-keyed, debased, number 1, reduced, slighting, tristful, underslung, dejected, infamous, low-pitched, health, depreciatory, low gear, deplorable, bass, humbled, funky, start, humiliated, downcast, soft, profound, sunken, number one, pocket-sized, shabby, lower, poor, moody, indisposed, devalued, low-lying, rock bottom, antipathetic, disparaging, dizzy, depression, wistful, nether, nefarious, feeble, pocket-size, blue, rugged, woeful, offset, unrefined, low-necked, sickly, modest, low-level, high, detestable, pitiable, depressed, inferior, low-priced, lower-ranking, subordinate, right, contralto, starting time, lowly, commencement, prostrate, low-neck, abhorrent, value, lousy, ill, deprecatory, low-down, sad, foul, small, degraded, junior-grade, praise, kickoff, broken, scurvy, minor, squat, grim, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, baseborn, outset, confused, low-cut, suffering, depressive disorder, lesser, sad, repugnant, dull, derogatory, rotten, weak, abject, low-key, insufficient, upset, lofty, beginning, small-scale, sick, hapless, alto, baritone, showtime, first gear, unhappy, junior, double-bass, uncomplimentary, obnoxious, whispery, over, disgusting, crushed, first-class honours degree, David Low, pathetic, disordered, destroy, pitiful, downhearted, depleted, lowering, down, good, measly, moo, meek, miserable, impoverished, get-go, depreciative, quiet, scummy, ailing, despisable, subaltern, low-toned, melancholy, overcome, money, odious, broken in, unkept, subdued, abominable, clinical depression, off-color, melancholic, gloomy, first base, execrable, below.

Usage examples:

  • " Heish, Mastah, 'buse me kin' o' low.

    - "The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories Strength of Gideon; Mammy Peggy's Pride; Viney's Free Papers; The Fruitful Sleeping of The Rev. Elisha Edwards; The Ingrate; The Case of 'Ca'line'; The Finish of Patsy Barnes; One Man's Fortunes; Jim's Probation; U", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
  • She laughed- a sudden, low laugh.

    - "The Obstacle Race", Ethel M. Dell.
  • " They certainly look the part now," said George in a low voice.

    - "The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine", Ross Kay.