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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

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

Adjective

Low (comparative Lower, superlative Lowest)
  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
Antonyms
  • (in a position comparatively close to the ground): high
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Noun

Singular
Low

Plural
Lows

Low (plural Lows)
  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. Patrono: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
Lows

Simple past
Lowed

Past participle
Lowed

Present participle
Lowing

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

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
Low

Plural
Lows

Low (plural Lows)
  1. (countable) A flame, fire.
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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)"

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