alow

1
[uh-loh]

Origin of alow

1
1350–1400; earlier, downward, lower down, Middle English aloue; see a-1, low1

alow

2

or a·lowe

[uh-loh]
adjective, adverb Northern British Dialect.
  1. ablaze; aflame.

Origin of alow

2
1150–1200; Middle English o loghe, a lowe; see a-1, low3
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alow

adverb, adjective
  1. (postpositive) nautical in or into the lower rigging of a vessel, near the deck
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