What is the meaning of Low?


  • An air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation.
    • usage: "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"
  • British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963.
  • A low level or position or degree.
    • usage: "the stock market fell to a new low"
  • The lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving.


  • Make a low noise, characteristic of bovines.


  • Less than normal in degree or intensity or amount.
    • usage: "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"
  • Literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension.
    • usage: "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"
  • Very low in volume.
    • usage: "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf"
  • Unrefined in character.
    • usage: "low comedy"
  • Used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency.
  • Of the most contemptible kind.
    • usage: "abject 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"
  • Low or inferior in station or quality.
    • usage: "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
  • No longer sufficient.
    • usage: "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"
  • Subdued or brought low in condition or status.
    • usage: "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
  • Filled with melancholy and despondency .
    • usage: "gloomy 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"


  • In a low position; near the ground.
    • usage: "the branches hung low"
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