- 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.
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OPPOSITES FOR low
Idioms about 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
Other definitions for low (2 of 4)
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MORE ABOUT LOWEST
What does lowest mean?
Lowest describes something that is literally the closest to the floor or ground, as in The lowest chair in the room was just the right size for a toddler.
Lowest also describes something that is figuratively closest to the bottom or the least of its kind, such as the lowest grade or the lowest income.
Lowest is the superlative form of the adjective low. A superlative describes the most extreme level of comparison of an adjective, as with strongest, weakest, and stormiest. When something is more low than anything else in its category it is the lowest.
Example: That was the lowest blow of the night; very uncalled for.
Where does lowest come from?
The first records of the term low come from around 1125. It comes from the Old High German term laege, akin to lie, as in “resting on the ground.” Lowest combines low and the suffix –est.
Lowest is used in a lot of ways to define the bottom or most basic in a series. Lowest is often used in finances in phrases like “the lowest estimate” or “the lowest possible rate.” Lowest can also refer to something as unsatisfactory, such as the lowest possible opinion on something.
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How is lowest used in real life?
Lowest is often used to describe something that is the worst or the bottom.
Neymar has the lowest pain threshold of any player in World Cups since Opta stats began.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) July 2, 2018
being ridiculed for having the lowest uber rating at the dinner table
— michael clifford (@Michael5SOS) July 12, 2017
I'm one of you. In 2015 I made 33x more than our lowest-paid employee.
I took a big pay cut & raised our minimum wage to $70k. Now our top exec makes 4x more than our lowest-paid employee.
In that span, our business tripled. Amazing what happy employees can do.
— Dan Price (@DanPriceSeattle) December 26, 2019
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How to use low in a sentence
In fact, in a recent study of their users internationally, it was the lowest priority for most.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem|David Levesley|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We kind of reduce things to the lowest common denominator, in some ways for good and in some ways not for good.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Guinea, with 25 percent, recorded the lowest adult literacy rate in the world at that time.The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids|Abby Haglage|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The home care industry, one of the fastest-growing and lowest-paying sectors in the U.S., is over 90% female.Care Providers Fight for $15 and a Union|Jasmin Almodovar, Shirley Thompson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The whole industry is now making its lowest revenues ever, since the RIAA started counting in 1973.Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And lifting them carefully one off the other, he took out a deal box that had stood in the lowest stratum.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
I cannot call that peculiarly manly, which are the peculiar pursuits of the lowest of our species.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
He was a weaver in the lowest circumstances, who raised himself to distinction by close application to science.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Although bordering on the lowest state of destitution—and that is a remarkably low state in London!The Garret and the Garden|R.M. Ballantyne
"Long bright leaf" is considered the finest, while that known as "Luga" is the poorest and lowest grade of leaf.
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)
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Other 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