lowe

[ loh ]
/ loʊ /

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

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Definition for lowing (2 of 3)

low2
[ loh ]
/ loʊ /

verb (used without object)

to utter the deep, low sound characteristic of cattle; moo.

verb (used with object)

to utter by or as by lowing.

noun

the act or the sound of lowing: the low of a distant herd.

Origin of low

2
before 1000; Middle English lowen, Old English hlōwan; cognate with Dutch loeien, Old High German hluoen, Old Saxon hlōian; akin to Old Norse Hlōi proper name (literally, bellower, shouter), Latin clāmāre to call out

Definition for lowing (3 of 3)

low3

or lowe

[ loh ]
/ loʊ /

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 lowing (1 of 4)

Low
/ (ləʊ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for lowing (2 of 4)

Löwe
/ (German ˈløːvə) /

noun

See Loewe

British Dictionary definitions for lowing (3 of 4)

low1
/ (ləʊ) /

adjective

adverb

noun

Derived forms of low

lowness, noun

Word Origin for low

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

British Dictionary definitions for lowing (4 of 4)

low2
/ (ləʊ) /

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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Idioms and Phrases with lowing

low

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