Lowes

[lohz]
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noun

John Livingston,1867–1945, U.S. scholar, critic, and teacher.

lowe

[loh]

verb (used without object), lowed, low·ing. British Dialect.

low

3

or lowe

[loh]

verb (used without object) British Dialect.

to burn; blaze.
(of a person) to feel strong emotions; glow with excitement.

Origin of low

3
1300–50; Middle English < Old Norse loga to flame, log a flame, akin to German lohen (v.), Lohe (noun), Latin lūcēre (v.), lūx (noun) light1

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British Dictionary definitions for lowes

Low

noun

Sir David. 1891–1963, British political cartoonist, born in New Zealand: created Colonel BlimpSee blimp 2

Löwe

noun

See Loewe

low

1

adjective

having a relatively small distance from base to top; not tall or higha low hill; a low building
  1. situated at a relatively short distance above the ground, sea level, the horizon, or other reference positionlow cloud
  2. (in combination)low-lying
  1. involving or containing a relatively small amount of somethinga low supply
  2. (in combination)low-pressure
  1. having little value or quality
  2. (in combination)low-grade
of less than the usual or expected height, depth, or degreelow temperature
  1. (of numbers) small
  2. (of measurements) expressed in small numbers
unfavourablea low opinion
not advanced in evolutiona low form of plant life
deepa low obeisance
coarse or vulgara low conversation
  1. inferior in culture or status
  2. (in combination)low-class
in a physically or mentally depressed or weakened state
designed so as to reveal the wearer's neck and part of the bosoma low neckline
with a hushed tone; quiet or softa low whisper
of relatively small price or monetary valuelow cost
music relating to or characterized by a relatively low pitch
(of latitudes) situated not far north or south of the equator
having little or no money
abject or servile
phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation is produced by moving the back of the tongue away from the soft palate or the blade away from the hard palate, such as for the a in English fatherCompare high (def. 22)
(of a gear) providing a relatively low forward speed for a given engine speed
(usually capital) of or relating to the Low Church

adverb

in a low position, level, degree, intensity, etcto bring someone low
at a low pitch; deepto sing low
at a low price; cheaplyto buy low
lay low
  1. to cause to fall by a blow
  2. to overcome, defeat or destroy
lie low
  1. to keep or be concealed or quiet
  2. to wait for a favourable opportunity

noun

a low position, level, or degreean all-time low
an area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, esp a depression
electronics the voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical zeroCompare high (def. 40)
Derived Formslowness, noun

Word Origin for low

C12 lāh, from Old Norse lāgr; related to Old Frisian lēch low, Dutch laag

low

2

noun Also: lowing

the sound uttered by cattle; moo

verb

to make or express by a low or moo

Word Origin for low

Old English hlōwan; related to Dutch loeien, Old Saxon hlōian

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Word Origin and History for lowes
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Idioms and Phrases with lowes

low

In addition to the idioms beginning with low

  • low blow
  • low boiling point
  • low man on the totem pole
  • low profile

also see:

  • at a low ebb
  • (low) boiling point
  • high and low
  • keep a low profile
  • lay someone low
  • lie low
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