adjective, low·er, low·est.
adverb, low·er, low·est.
- the lowest trump card.
- a card of small value, or of lower value than other cards.
- the lowest score in a game.
- a player having such a score.
SYNONYMS FOR low
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Idioms for low
- to overpower or kill; defeat: to lay one's attackers low.
- to knock down; make prostrate.
- Informal. to lie low.
- to conceal oneself: He had to lie low for a while.
- to do nothing until the right opportunity develops; bide one's time: Until the dispute is settled, you would do best to lie low.
Origin of low1
synonym study for low
OTHER WORDS FROM lowlowish, adjectivelowness, nouno·ver·low·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lowlow , lowly
Words nearby low
Definition for low (2 of 4)
verb (used without object), lowed, low·ing.
verb (used with object), lowed, low·ing.
Origin of low2
Definition for low (3 of 4)
verb (used without object), lowed, low·ing.British Dialect.
Origin of low3
Definition for low (4 of 4)
How to use low in a sentence
Rice cakes, while low in fat, are also low in most other nutrients and may have less fiber than similar snacking options like crackers.The Rise and Fall of the Rice Cake, America’s One-Time Favorite Health Snack|Brenna Houck|September 17, 2020|Eater
The decision partially upheld a lower-court decision to remove Walker from the ballot, but it reversed that court’s decision to keep Hawkins on.
At low temperatures, most atoms align, magnetizing the material.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics|Charlie Wood|September 17, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The Commerce Department defines Opportunity Zones as low-income census tracts “where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.”Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet|jakemeth|September 16, 2020|Fortune
It also says it will keep rates low until inflation averages 2% over an unspecified period.Fed leaves short-term interest rates unchanged at nearly zero|Lee Clifford|September 16, 2020|Fortune
The pulps brought new readers to serious fiction, making it less intimidating with alluring art and low prices.
Fleshy breasts taunted him from low bikini tops, and fleshy thighs sloped from bikini bottoms.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“He has to really stay on the down low, he has to make sure that he blends in,” Ney told the Beast.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.
Malaysian-based entrepreneur Tony Fernandes has turned AirAsia into the most successful low cost airline in southeast Asia.
In their shelter, Brion and Ulv crouched low and wondered why the attack didn't come.Sense of Obligation|Henry Maxwell Dempsey (AKA Harry Harrison)
It is low in chronic interstitial nephritis, diabetes insipidus, and many functional nervous disorders.
The lack of bill buyers in foreign countries who will quote as low rates on dollar as on sterling bills.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
In pneumonia chlorids are constantly very low, and in some cases are absent entirely.
Suddenly she stopped laughing, and said in a low voice, "You don't happen to have a beefsteak about you, do you?"Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
British Dictionary definitions for low (1 of 3)
- situated at a relatively short distance above the ground, sea level, the horizon, or other reference positionlow cloud
- (in combination)low-lying
- involving or containing a relatively small amount of somethinga low supply
- (in combination)low-pressure
- having little value or quality
- (in combination)low-grade
- (of numbers) small
- (of measurements) expressed in small numbers
- inferior in culture or status
- (in combination)low-class
- to cause to fall by a blow
- to overcome, defeat or destroy
- to keep or be concealed or quiet
- to wait for a favourable opportunity
Derived forms of lowlowness, noun
Word Origin for low
British Dictionary definitions for low (2 of 3)
noun Also: lowing
Word Origin for low
British Dictionary definitions for low (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with low
In addition to the idioms beginning with low
- low blow
- low boiling point
- low man on the totem pole
- low profile
- at a low ebb
- (low) boiling point
- high and low
- keep a low profile
- lay someone low
- lie low