verb (used without object), lowed, lowing. British Dialect.
verb (used without object), British Dialect.
to burn; blaze.
(of a person) to feel strong emotions; glow with excitement.
having a relatively small distance from base to top; not tall or high: a low hill, a low building
of less than the usual or expected height, depth, or degree: low temperature
unfavourable: a low opinion
not advanced in evolution: a low form of plant life
deep: a low obeisance
coarse or vulgar: a low conversation
in a physically or mentally depressed or weakened state
designed so as to reveal the wearer’s neck and part of the bosom: a low neckline
with a hushed tone; quiet or soft: a low whisper
of relatively small price or monetary value: low cost
(music) relating to or characterized by a relatively low pitch
(of latitudes) situated not far north or south of the equator
having little or no money
abject or servile
(phonetics) of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation is produced by moving the back of the tongue away from the soft palate or the blade away from the hard palate, such as for the a in English father Compare high (sense 22)
(of a gear) providing a relatively low forward speed for a given engine speed
(usually capital) of or relating to the Low Church
in a low position, level, degree, intensity, etc: to bring someone low
at a low pitch; deep: to sing low
at a low price; cheaply: to buy low
a low position, level, or degree: an all-time low
an area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, esp a depression
(electronics) the voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical zero Compare high (sense 40)
the sound uttered by cattle; moo
to make or express by a low or moo
Sir David. 1891–1963, British political cartoonist, born in New Zealand: created Colonel Blimp See blimp2
“not high,” late 13c., from lah (late 12c.), “not rising much, being near the base or ground” (of objects or persons); “lying on the ground or in a deep place” (late 13c.), from Old Norse lagr “low,” or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish låg, Danish lav), from Proto-Germanic *lega- “lying flat, low” (cf. Old Frisian lech, Middle Dutch lage, Dutch laag “low,” dialectal German läge “flat”), from PIE *legh- “to lie” (see lie (v.2)).
Meaning “humble in rank” is from c.1200; “undignified” is from 1550s; sense of “dejected, dispirited” is attested from 1737; meaning “coarse, vulgar” is from 1759. In reference to sounds, “not loud,” also “having a deep pitch,” it is attested from c.1300. Of prices, from c.1400. In geographical usage, low refers to the part of a country near the sea-shore (c.1300; e.g. Low Countries “Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg,” 1540s). As an adverb c.1200, from the adjective.
Old English hlowan “make a noise like a cow,” from Proto-Germanic *khlo- (cf. Middle Dutch loeyen, Dutch loeien, Old Low Franconian luon, Old High German hluojen), from imitative PIE root *kele- (2) “to shout” (see claim (v.)).
sound made by cows, 1540s, from low (v.).
“hill,” obsolete except in place names, Old English hlaw “hill, mound,” especially “barrow,” related to hleonian “to lean” (see lean (v.)). Cf. Latin clivus “hill” from the same PIE root.
early 13c., from low (adj.). Of voices or sounds, from c.1300.
Sad; melancholy: I was so low and depressed (1744+)
A bad reaction to a narcotic; bummer (1960s+ Narcotics)
keep a low profile, lay low, lie low
- Low earth orbit
communications (LEO) The kind of orbit used by communications satellites that will offer high bandwidth for video on demand, television, and Internet communications. A satellite in LEO, in contrast to one in a geostationary orbit, is not in a fixed position relative to the Earth’s surface so several satellites are required to provide continuous service. […]
[loh] /loʊ/ verb (used without object), lowed, lowing. British Dialect. 1. 3 . [loh] /loʊ/ verb (used without object) 1. to utter the deep, low sound characteristic of cattle; moo. verb (used with object) 2. to utter by or as by lowing. noun 3. the act or the sound of lowing: the low of a […]
noun 1. the astronomical observatory, situated in Flagstaff, Arizona, at which was discovered in 1930.
[loh-end] /ˈloʊˌɛnd/ adjective, Informal. 1. relatively cheap or inexpensive of its kind: We don’t need an expensive car—a low-end model will do. adjective Cheap; second-rate; inferior: and from that low-rent lunch at the Century Plaza/ Plug themselves into some low-rent section of the brain. Some dud bit of the brain/ I’m having trouble deciding whether […]