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.
- 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
SYNONYMS FOR low
Related formslow·ish, adjectivelow·ness, nouno·ver·low·ness, noun
Can be confusedlow lowly
Definition for low (2 of 4)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of low2
Definition for low (3 of 4)
verb (used without object) British Dialect.
Origin of low3
Definition for low (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for low
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
Like him, they identified the Airbus A320 as an airplane extremely well fitted to low cost airline operations in Asia.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When they invade new territory, populations are low, and the queen has limited mate options.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family|Helen Thompson|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One report has the AirAsia Airbus flying at a speed very close to what would trigger a low speed stall.
Sweet and low the name sounded from her lips and his heart thrilled.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
If his corn yield was low, he would learn how to get a larger yield.The New Education|Scott Nearing
"I fear that the spending of thousands can do no good," said Mr. Low.Phineas Redux|Anthony Trollope
Both bluebirds were on a low tree, about a foot apart, uttering constantly the mournful notes I had heard.In Nesting Time|Olive Thorne Miller
The English minsters are long, narrow and low in contrast with the greater squareness and height of French contemporary churches.
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 Formslowness, 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