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.
Words nearby low
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
SYNONYMS FOR low
ANTONYMS FOR low
OTHER WORDS FROM lowlow·ish, adjectivelow·ness, nouno·ver·low·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lowlow lowly
Examples from the Web for lowish
The dorsal fin is represented by a whole series of lowish humps, decreasing in elevation from before backwards.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
There was a lowish mountain, running back about a half mile.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri|Emerson Hough
Since no eyes are desired in the cheeses, they are ripened in a moist cellar at a lowish temperature.The Complete Book of Cheese|Robert Carlton Brown
Some ridges again are quite bare, as that lowish one between Mounts Jacka and Muhassoo.Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The|William Griffith
British Dictionary definitions for lowish (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for lowish (2 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 lowish (3 of 3)
noun Also: lowing
Word Origin for low
Idioms and Phrases with lowish
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