low


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Low \Low\, obs.
   strong imp. of Laugh. --Chaucer.
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From 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.
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         The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray.
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Low \Low\, n.
   The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine
   animals.
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         Talking voices and the law of herds.     --Wordsworth.
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From 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.
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From 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.]
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Low \Low\, v. i.
   To burn; to blaze. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] --Burns.
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From 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.]
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   1. Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or
      elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as,
      low ground; a low flight.
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   2. Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature;
      a low fence.
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   3. Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in
      winter, and six in summer.
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   4. Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.
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   5. Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the
      ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of
      corn; low wages.
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   6. Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.
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   7. (Mus.) Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low
      pitch; a low note.
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   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.
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   9. Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the
      low northern latitudes.
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   10. Numerically small; as, a low number.
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   11. Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as,
       low spirits; low in spirits.
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   12. Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low
       condition; the lower classes.
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             Why but to keep ye low and ignorant ? --Milton.
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   13. Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low
       mind; a low trick or stratagem.
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   14. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or
       diction; as, a low comparison.
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             In comparison of these divine writers, the noblest
             wits of the heathen world are low and dull.
                                                  --Felton.
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   15. Submissive; humble. "Low reverence." --Milton.
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   16. Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse;
       made low by sickness.
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   17. Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a
       low temperature; a low fever.
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   18. Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low
       estimate.
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   19. Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple;
       as, a low diet.
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   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.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Low \Low\, v. t.
   To depress; to lower. [Obs.] --Swift.
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From 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.
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From 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.
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   2. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as,
      he sold his wheat low.
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   3. In a low or mean condition; humbly; meanly.
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   4. In time approaching our own.
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            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.
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   5. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to
      speak low. --Addison.
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            The . . . odorous wind
            Breathes low between the sunset and the moon.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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   6. With a low musical pitch or tone.
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            Can sing both high and low.           --Shak.
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   7. In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low
      by oppression, by want, or by vice. --Spenser.
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   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.
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