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English adjective: low

1. low less than normal in degree or intensity or amount


SamplesLow prices.
The reservoir is low.


Similardebased, degraded, depressed, devalued, down, low-level, reduced, rock-bottom


See alsoinferior


Attributedegree, grade, level


Antonymshigh

2. low literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension


SamplesLow ceilings.
Low clouds.
Low hills.
The sun is low.
Low furniture.
A low bow.


Similardeep, flat-growing, ground-hugging, low-altitude, low-growing, low-level, low-lying, low-set, lowset, nether, squat, under, underslung


See alsodown, inferior, little, short


Attributeheight, tallness


Antonymshigh

3. low very low in volume


SamplesA low murmur.
The low-toned murmur of the surf.


Synonymslow-toned


Similarsoft


Antonymsloud

4. low unrefined in character


SamplesLow comedy.


Similarunrefined


Antonymsrefined

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


Synonymslow-pitched


Similaralto, baritone, bass, contrabass, contralto, deep, double-bass, throaty


Attributepitch


Antonymshigh-pitched, high

6. low of the most contemptible kind


SamplesAbject 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.


Synonymsabject, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy


Similarcontemptible


Antonymsestimable

7. low low or inferior in station or quality


SamplesA humble cottage.
A lowly parish priest.
A modest man of the people.
Small beginnings.


Synonymshumble, lowly, modest, small


Similarinferior


Antonymssuperior

8. low no longer sufficient


SamplesSupplies are low.
Our funds are depleted.


Synonymsdepleted


Similardeficient, insufficient


Antonymssufficient

9. low subdued or brought low in condition or status


SamplesBrought low.
A broken man.
His broken spirit.


Synonymsbroken, crushed, humbled, humiliated


Similarhumble


Antonymsproud

10. low filled with melancholy and despondency


SamplesGloomy 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.


Synonymsblue, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, downcast, downhearted, gloomy, grim, low-spirited


Similardejected


Antonymselated


English noun: low

1. low (state) an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation


SamplesA low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow.


Synonymsdepression


Broader (hypernym)air mass


Part meronymcyclone

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


SynonymsDavid Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low, Sir David Low


Instance hypernymcartoonist

3. low (attribute) a low level or position or degree


SamplesThe stock market fell to a new low.


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level


Antonymshigh

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


Synonymsfirst, first gear, low gear


Broader (hypernym)gear, gear mechanism


Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar


English adverb: low

1. low in a low position; near the ground


SamplesThe branches hung low.


English verb: low

1. low (communication) make a low noise, characteristic of bovines


Synonymsmoo


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)emit, let loose, let out, utter









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