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 they haven’t yet, it’s a very low-cost thing that everyone can do.When states mandate masks, fewer people catch COVID-19||November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Aquaphor’s Healing Ointment is a great low-budget solution both to prevent and treat the whiplash from wintry winds.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
Reduce the heat to medium-low, stir in the onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has cooked away and the ghee has started pooling in spots, 10 to 15 minutes.How to make dal makhani, the most luxurious and creamy dal of all|Joe Yonan|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Highs in the low and mid-60s are a good five-plus degrees warmer than normal for the date.PM Update: Warmth persists through Saturday before a cooler and cloudier Sunday|Ian Livingston|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
In particular, rice has evolved over the course of Nigeria’s history from being a luxury staple to being eaten across low and high-income households.The spiking cost of Nigeria’s favorite dish captures an ongoing food crisis|Yomi Kazeem|November 20, 2020|Quartz
Early yesterday I heard something really heavy and a deep, loud lowing.
The lowing of cattle and the soft stumbling tread of many unshod feet told him that some one was approaching.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Three sounds of increase: the lowing of a cow in milk; the din of a smithy; the swish of a plough.Ancient Irish Poetry|Various
The whole air of the place was that of almost pastoral quietness, and the only sound to be heard was the lowing of oxen.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young
Now pours forth the evening concert from the woods, while warbling brooks, and lowing herds, appear to answer to the sound.The Rain Cloud|Anonymous
Oxen were lowing, sheep bleating, as they stood in droves herded together for sacrifice.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
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