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English[]

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Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /loʊ/
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    Rhymes: -əʊ - (Etymologies 1 & 2 only)

Etymology 1[]

From Old Norse lágr (whence Danish lav) [1], and from Early Mediaeval English lāh [2]

Adjective[]

Low (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
Low

Comparative
er

Superlative
{{{2}}}

  1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
  2. Small in height.
  3. Depressed, sad.
  4. In an amount nearest to zero, such as low prices.
  5. Despicable thing to do.
    Now that was low even for you!
Synonyms[]
  • (depressed): blue, depressed, down, miserable, sad, unhappy
Antonyms[]
  • (in a position comparatively close to the ground): high
Related terms[]
  • Low German
  • Low Latin
Translations[]

Noun[]

Singular
Low

Plural
{{{1}}}

Low ({{{1}}})

  1. Something that is low.
    You have achieved a new low in behavior, Frank.
    Economic growth has hit a new low.
  2. A depressed mood or situation.
    He is in a low right now
  3. Template:Meteorology An area of low pressure; a depression.
  4. The lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system, especially of an automotive vehicle.
    Shift out of low before the car gets to eight miles per hour.
Translations[]

Etymology 2[]

Old English hlōwan. Compare Dutch loeien.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Low

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Low (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (intransitive) To moo.
    The cattle were lowing.
Translations[]

Etymology 3[]

From Icelandic log/logi[3] or from Old Norse logi[4]. Cognates include Danish lue and German Lohe.

Alternative spellings[]

  • lowe

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Low

Plural
{{{1}}}

Low ({{{1}}})

  1. (countable) A flame, fire.
Translations[]

References[]

  1. Etymology in ODS: "oldn. lágr, eng. low (laant fra nord.)
  2. The Oxford English Dictionary
  3. Etymology in Webster's Dictionary
  4. Etymology in ODS: "eng. (vist laant fra nord.) low(e)"

Anagrams[]

  • low,
  • owl, Owl

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