[loh-lee] /ˈloʊ li/
adjective, lowlier, lowliest.
humble in station, condition, or nature:
a lowly cottage.
in growth or position.
humble in attitude, behavior, or spirit; meek.
in a low position, manner, or degree:
a lowly placed shelf.
in a lowly manner; humbly.
in a quiet voice; softly:
to converse lowly.
adjective -lier, -liest
humble or low in position, rank, status, etc
full of humility; meek
simple, unpretentious, or plain
in a low or lowly manner
c.1300 (adv.); late 14c. (adj.) “humble,” from low (adj.) + -ly.
[loh-lahy-ing] /ˈloʊˌlaɪ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land. 2. lying below the usual elevation or altitude.
adjective not requiring a lot of work or attention to maintain Examples She enjoys a low-maintenance hairdo.
- Low man on the totem pole
Low in rank, least important person, as in I just joined the board so I’m low man on the totem pole. This slangy expression is thought to have been invented by the American comedian Fred Allen about 1940 and caught on despite its lack of application to a genuine totem pole.
noun 1. a Mass that is said, and not sung, by the celebrant, who is assisted by one server, and which has less ceremonial form than a High Mass, using no music or choir. noun 1. a Mass that has a simplified ceremonial form and is spoken rather than sung Compare High Mass