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adj.andadv. -er, -est,
Low can be an adjective or an adverb.
Something that is low measures a short distance from the bottom to the top.
You also say that something is low when it is very close to the ground.
You can use low as an adverb to say that something moves close to the ground. For example, you can say 'He bowed low'.
Low also means 'small in amount, value, or degree'.
Low is not an adverb with this meaning, except in front of paid.
Like the adjective, the adverb low has the comparative and superlative forms lower, lowest.
Lowly is an adjective. It is a literary word meaning 'low in rank, status, or importance'.
The comparative and superlative forms of lowly are lowlier and lowliest.
Past participle: lowed
|Noun||1.||low - an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"|
air mass - a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
cyclone - (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern
|2.||Low - British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)|
|3.||low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"|
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
|4.||low - the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving|
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
|Verb||1.||low - make a low noise, characteristic of bovines|
|Adj.||1.||low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"|
high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"
|2.||low - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"|
short, little - low in stature; not tall; "he was short and stocky"; "short in stature"; "a short smokestack"; "a little man"
down - being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
|3.||low - very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf"|
soft - (of sound) relatively low in volume; "soft voices"; "soft music"
|4.||low - unrefined in character; "low comedy"|
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
|5.||low - used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency|
|6.||low - of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick"|
contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
|7.||low - low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"|
|8.||low - no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"|
|9.||low - subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"|
humble - marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
|10.||low - filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"|
down in the mouth, downhearted, low-spirited, gloomy, downcast, dispirited, blue, depressed, grim, down
dejected - affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
|Adv.||1.||low - in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low"|
small towering, tall
low-lying high, elevated
quiet loud, noisy
dejected high, happy, cheerful, elated
contemptible fine, grand, brave, superior, worthy, eminent, honourable, high-ranking, lofty, exalted, laudable, praiseworthy
on low ground → a nivel del mar, en tierras bajas
a dress with a low neckline → un vestido escotado
five at the lowest → cinco como mínimo
the battery is low → la batería se está acabando
fuel is getting low → está empezando a escasear la gasolina
stocks are running low → las existencias empiezan a escasear
the temperature is in the low 40s → la temperatura es de 40 grados y alguno más
to cook on a low heat → cocer a fuego lento
to feel low; be low in spirits → sentirse deprimido, estar bajo de moral
to bow low → hacer una reverencia profunda
a dress cut low in the back → un vestido muy escotado de espalda
to fall low (fig) → caer bajo
England never fell so low → Inglaterra nunca cayó tan bajo
to be laid low with flu → ser postrado por la gripe
to lay sb low → derribar a algn, poner a algn fuera de combate
to lie low (= hide) → mantenerse escondido; (= be silent) → mantenerse quieto
to sink low (fig) → caer bajo
Low Church N sector de la Iglesia Anglicana de tendencia más protestante
low comedy N → farsa f
the Low Countries NPL → los Países Bajos
Low Latin N → bajo latín m
low mass N → misa f rezada
low point N → punto m (más) bajo
low salt N → sal f dietética
low season N (esp Brit) → temporada f baja
Low Sunday N → Domingo m de Cuasimodo
low tide N → marea f baja
low vowel N → vocal f grave
low water N → bajamar f
low water mark N → línea f de bajamar
to be at a low level [rates] → être bas
temperatures in the low 80s → des températures entre 80 et 85 degrés Fahrenheit
to cook sth over a low heat → faire cuire qch à feu doux
Her voice was so low he had to strain to catch it → Elle parlait si bas qu'il devait tendre l'oreille pour l'entendre.
to speak in a low voice → parler à voix basse
The standard of child care is very low in many children's homes → Dans de nombreux centres, la qualité des soins apportés aux enfants est très mauvaise.
schools with an unacceptably low standard of education → des collèges où la qualité de l'enseignement est inacceptable
Morale is low → Le moral est bas.
to be in low spirits → ne pas avoir le moral
That plane is flying very low → Cet avion vole très bas.
The sun was low in the sky → Le soleil était bas sur l'horizon.
to be at an all-time low → être à son niveau le plus bas
The shares are now trading at an all-time low → Les actions ne se sont jamais négociées à un prix aussi bas.
to hit a new low, to plunge to a new low → atteindre son niveau le plus bas
Rates of interest have dropped to record lows → Les taux d'intérêt ont atteint leur niveau le plus bas., Les taux d'intérêt n'ont jamais été aussi bas.
a low trick → un tiro mancino, uno scherzo ignobile
to feel low (depressed) → sentirsi (un po') giù
he's very low (ill) → è molto debole
supplies are low → le scorte si stanno esaurendo
we are low on flour → non c'è rimasta molta farina
in a low voice → a bassa voce
in low gear (Aut) → in una marcia bassa
on low ground → in pianura
lower down → più in basso
lower deck/floor → ponte/piano inferiore
to sink lower → sprofondare sempre di più
to fall or sink low (fig) → cadere in basso
to turn sth down low (gas, radio) → abbassare qc
supplies are running or getting low → le scorte stanno per finire