1. less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
- low prices
- the reservoir is low
2. literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension
- low ceilings
- low clouds
- low hills
3. very low in volume
- a low murmur
- the low-toned murmur of the surf
Similar word(s): soft
4. unrefined in character
- low comedy
Similar word(s): unrefined
5. used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
6. despicable; lacking dignity; vulgar.
- a low stunt to pull
- a low-down sneak
7. humble in character or status.
- a lowly parish priest
8. no longer sufficient
- supplies are low
9. subdued or brought low in condition or status
- brought low
10. filled with sadness; depressed.
Sentences with low as an adjective:
- low spirits
- I felt low at Christmas with no family to celebrate with.
- Food prices are lower in a supermarket than in a luxury department store.
- Generally, European men have lower voices than their Indian counterparts.
- They spoke in low voices so I would not hear what they were saying.
- Now that was low even for you!
- a person of low mind
- a low trick or stratagem
- a low pulse
- made low by sickness
- the low northern latitudes
- a low diet
1. in a low position; near the ground
- the branches hung low
Sentences with low as an adverb:
- to speak low
- He sold his wheat low.
- The moon runs low, i.e. comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.
1. an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
- a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
Similar word(s): depression
Definition categories: state
2. a low level or position or degree
- the stock market fell to a new low
3. the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving
Similar word(s): first
Definition categories: man–made, gear
Sentences with low as a noun:
- You have achieved a new low in behavior, Frank.
- Economic growth has hit a new low.
- He is in a low right now
- Shift out of low before the car gets to eight miles per hour.
- He got the brand new Yankees jersey for the low.
- A barrow or Low, such as were usually cast up over the bodies of eminent Captains. (Robert Plot, The natural history of Staffordshire, 1686; cited after OED).
- And some they brought the brown lint-seed, and flung it down from the Low. (Mary Howitt, Ballads and other poems 1847)