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
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)
Example sentences from the Web for low
If you have a low tolerance for tweeness, the first episode might set your teeth on edge.One Good Thing: Netflix’s Dash & Lily is a sweet TV rom-com with a Christmas twist|Emily VanDerWerff|November 20, 2020|Vox
So the company targets markets with low online education penetration rates, such as emerging markets.AllRight, an English language learning app for children, raises $5M from Genesis Investments|Mike Butcher|November 20, 2020|TechCrunch
This kind of word-of-mouth helped marketing costs at the company low.Meet the unicorn founder that braved war zones and missed meetings to make his mark on the startup world|Lucinda Shen|November 20, 2020|Fortune
Its low cost cuts both ways—less expensive ingredients mean less profit from recycling operations.New “targeted healing” approach rejuvenates run-down battery materials|Scott K. Johnson|November 19, 2020|Ars Technica
While coronavirus infections continue to rise in the Washington region, the spike in cases has been lower than in much of the country.Smithsonian museums, zoo to close as coronavirus caseload in D.C. region hits record for 16th day|Dana Hedgpeth, Ovetta Wiggins|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
I lowed he was a bit out o temper with the knife; an it did look sort o foul sir, along o overuse an neglect.Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
The dep'ty he 'lowed ez no gal hed ever made so much fun o' him, an' Amos 'lowed ez D'rindy didn't make game o' him.The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains|Charles Egbert Craddock
He 'lowed he thought it right and fittin' that folks stay together, though I heard tell of some that didn't think so.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves.|Work Projects Administration
Dere warn't no foolishment 'lowed atter 10:00 o'clock no night.
I 'lowed ye hed ther power ter shout fer me when ye war ready, I wasn't more'n a whoop an' a holler distant.When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry|Charles Neville Buck
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