verb (used without object), lowed, low·ing. British Dialect.
verb (used without object) British Dialect.
Origin of low3
Examples from the Web for lowe
Contemporary Examples of lowe
Humans aside, of course, there are other concerns for Lowe, who describes herself as “kind of” an environmentalist.Meet the Anti-Pot Activists
January 31, 2014
No word on whether, if the series be picked up, Lowe will pull a Parks and Rec and leave it after only four seasons.Sinead O’Connor Writes Miley Cyrus Another Letter, Britney Spears Thinks Her Video Was Too Sexy
October 4, 2013
Lowe later offered an opinion based on long experience but no inside information.Mike McLelland Investigation Focuses on Those the D.A. Prosecuted
April 3, 2013
“You never cease to amaze me,” said Lowe before popping the question.Justin Timberlake, Pope Francis, ‘The Bachelor’ and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
March 16, 2013
“I think she had a pretty good idea of what my values were,” Lowe told me in an interview last week.Why Did ‘The Bachelor’ Hide Sean Lowe’s Born-Again Virginity?
March 12, 2013
Historical Examples of lowe
“In this,” says Lowe, “Bismarck was an opportunist,” as he often was.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
Anderson thought so too, and with Constable Lowe went down to the place.Policing the Plains
Spriggs sailed at first with Lowe, and came away with him from Lowther.Pirates
When the man's fire and the wife's tow, the deil comes in and blaws't in lowe.
There's little wit in the pow that lichts the candle at the lowe.
- 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
Word Origin for low
noun Also: lowing
Word Origin for low
"not high," late 13c., from lah (late 12c.), "not rising much, being near the base or ground" (of objects or persons); "lying on the ground or in a deep place" (late 13c.), from Old Norse lagr "low," or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish låg, Danish lav), from Proto-Germanic *lega- "lying flat, low" (cf. Old Frisian lech, Middle Dutch lage, Dutch laag "low," dialectal German läge "flat"), from PIE *legh- "to lie" (see lie (v.2)).
Meaning "humble in rank" is from c.1200; "undignified" is from 1550s; sense of "dejected, dispirited" is attested from 1737; meaning "coarse, vulgar" is from 1759. In reference to sounds, "not loud," also "having a deep pitch," it is attested from c.1300. Of prices, from c.1400. In geographical usage, low refers to the part of a country near the sea-shore (c.1300; e.g. Low Countries "Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg," 1540s). As an adverb c.1200, from the adjective.
Old English hlowan "make a noise like a cow," from Proto-Germanic *khlo- (cf. Middle Dutch loeyen, Dutch loeien, Old Low Franconian luon, Old High German hluojen), from imitative PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.)).
sound made by cows, 1540s, from low (v.).
early 13c., from low (adj.). Of voices or sounds, from c.1300.
"hill," obsolete except in place names, Old English hlaw "hill, mound," especially "barrow," related to hleonian "to lean" (see lean (v.)). Cf. Latin clivus "hill" from the same PIE root.
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