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  1. lying near sea level or the ground surface. low-lying land.
  2. lying below the usual elevation or altitude.
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Origin of low-lying

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for low-lying

small, flat, little, below, depressed, lowering, shallow, sunken, bottom, level, deep, stunted, squat, minor, prostrate, junior, inferior, crouched, subsided, beneath

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Historical Examples of low-lying

  • Low-lying alligator, evading the eyesight and discouraging hope!

  • He remembered that these huts of the gold-seekers were on the low-lying banks of the creek.

    The Golden Woman

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • "It may be a low-lying cloud on the water-line of the horizon," Teddy added.

    Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay

    G. Harvey Ralphson

  • The Indiana made the low-lying atoll at last and lay-to outside.

  • To the right are low-lying pastures and marshes, with here and there a grazing cow.

    By The Sea

    Heman White Chaplin