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Low  (l), Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon 1860-1927.
American founder of the Girl Scouts (1912).

low 1  (l)
adj. low·er, low·est
1.
a. Having little relative height; not high or tall.
b. Rising only slightly above surrounding surfaces.
c. Situated or placed below normal height: a low lighting fixture.
d. Situated below the surrounding surfaces: water standing in low spots.
e. Dead and buried.
f. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté: a low neckline.
2. Near or at the horizon: The sun is low in the sky.
3. Close or closer to a reference point: was low in the offensive zone, near the goal.
4. Linguistics Produced with part or all of the tongue depressed, as a, pronounced (ä), in father. Used of vowels.
5. Of less than usual or average depth; shallow: The river is low.
6. Humble in status or character; lowly: of low birth.
7. Biology Of relatively simple structure in the scale of living organisms.
8. Unrefined; coarse: low humor.
9. Violating standards of morality or decency; base: a low stunt to pull. See Synonyms at mean2.
10.
a. Lacking strength or vigor; weak.
b. Lacking liveliness or good spirits; discouraged or dejected.
11.
a. Below average in degree, intensity, or amount: a low temperature.
b. Below an average or a standard: low wages; a low level of communication.
c. Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale: a low number; a low grade of oil.
d. Relating to or being latitudes nearest to the equator.
e. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value: a low fee; a low income.
12. Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively small number of sound-wave cycles per second.
13. Not loud; soft: a low murmur.
14. Being near total depletion: My savings account is low.
15. Not adequately provided or equipped; short: low on supplies.
16. Depreciatory; disparaging: a low opinion of him.
17. Brought down or reduced in health or wealth: in a low state.
18. Of, relating to, or being the gear configuration or setting, as in an automotive transmission, that produces the least vehicular speed with respect to engine speed.
adv.
1.
a. In or to a low position, level, or space: aimed low; bent low.
b. In or to a low condition or rank; humbly: thought low of himself.
2. In or to a reduced, humbled, or degraded condition: brought low by failure.
3. Softly; quietly: speak low.
4. With a deep pitch: sang low.
5. At a small price: bought low and sold high.
n.
1. A low level, position, or degree: Rain collects in the lows. The stock market fell to a new low.
2. Meteorology A region of atmospheric pressure that is below normal.
3. The low gear configuration of a transmission.

[Middle English loue, from Old Norse lgr; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

lowness n.

low 2  (l)
n.
The characteristic sound uttered by cattle; a moo.
intr.v. lowed, low·ing, lows
To utter the sound made by cattle; moo.

[From Middle English lowen, to moo, from Old English hlwan; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.]

low (ləʊ)
adj
1. having a relatively small distance from base to top; not tall or high: a low hill; a low building.
2.
a. situated at a relatively short distance above the ground, sea level, the horizon, or other reference position: low cloud.
b. (in combination): low-lying.
3.
a. involving or containing a relatively small amount of something: a low supply.
b. (in combination): low-pressure.
4.
a. having little value or quality
b. (in combination): low-grade.
5. of less than the usual or expected height, depth, or degree: low temperature.
6.
a. (of numbers) small
b. (of measurements) expressed in small numbers
7. unfavourable: a low opinion.
8. (Biology) not advanced in evolution: a low form of plant life.
9. deep: a low obeisance.
10. coarse or vulgar: a low conversation.
11. (Sociology)
a. inferior in culture or status
b. (in combination): low-class.
12. in a physically or mentally depressed or weakened state
13. (Clothing & Fashion) designed so as to reveal the wearer's neck and part of the bosom: a low neckline.
14. with a hushed tone; quiet or soft: a low whisper.
15. (Economics) of relatively small price or monetary value: low cost.
16. (Music, other) music relating to or characterized by a relatively low pitch
17. (Physical Geography) (of latitudes) situated not far north or south of the equator
18. having little or no money
19. abject or servile
20. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation is produced by moving the back of the tongue away from the soft palate or the blade away from the hard palate, such as for the a in English father. Compare high22
21. (Automotive Engineering) (of a gear) providing a relatively low forward speed for a given engine speed
22. (Anglicanism) (usually capital) of or relating to the Low Church
adv
23. in a low position, level, degree, intensity, etc: to bring someone low.
24. at a low pitch; deep: to sing low.
25. (Economics) at a low price; cheaply: to buy low.
26. lay low
a. to cause to fall by a blow
b. to overcome, defeat or destroy
27. lie low
a. to keep or be concealed or quiet
b. to wait for a favourable opportunity
n
28. a low position, level, or degree: an all-time low.
29. (Physical Geography) an area of relatively low atmospheric pressure, esp a depression
30. (Electronics) electronics the voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical zero. Compare high40
[C12 lāh, from Old Norse lāgr; related to Old Frisian lēch low, Dutch laag]
ˈlowness n
low (ləʊ)
n
1. the sound uttered by cattle; moo
vb
2. to make or express by a low or moo
[Old English hlōwan; related to Dutch loeien, Old Saxon hlōian]

low1 (loʊ)

adj.andadv. -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. situated, placed, or occurring not far above the ground, floor, or base: a low shelf.
2. of small extent upward: a low fence.
3. not far above the horizon: The moon was low in the sky.
4. lying below the general level: low ground.
5. being near sea level and esp. near the sea: low country.
6. bending downward; deep: a low bow.
7. décolleté: a low neckline.
8. rising but slightly from a surface: a low relief on a frieze.
9. of less than average or normal height or depth: The river is low this time of year.
10. near the first of a series: a low number.
11. ranked near the beginning or bottom on a scale of measurement: a low income bracket.
12. most discouraging or debased: the low point in his life.
13. lacking strength or vigor; listless.
14. depressed or dejected.
15. of small number, amount, degree, force, or intensity: low visibility; a low output.
16. indicated or represented by a low number: a low latitude.
17. soft: subdued; not loud: a low murmur.
18. deep in pitch.
19. assigning or attributing little value: a low estimate of a new book.
20. containing a relatively small amount or number (sometimes used in combination): a diet low in starches; low-calorie foods.
21. nearing depletion: low on funds.
22. humble: of low birth.
23. of inferior quality: a low grade of fabric.
24. base; disreputable: low companions.
25. coarse; vulgar: entertainment of a low sort.
26. Biol. having a relatively simple structure; primitive.
27. (of a vowel) articulated with a relatively large opening above the tongue, as the vowels of hat, hot, and ought. Compare high (def. 20).
28. pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft moves at the lowest speed with relation to the speed of the engine crankshaft; first.
29. (of a pitched ball) passing the plate at a level below that of the batter's knees: a low curve.
30. holding to Low Church principles and practices.
adv.
31. in or to a low position, point, or degree: crouched low in the bushes.
32. near the ground, floor, or base: The plane flew low.
33. in or to a humble or abject state: swore to bring him low.
34. in or to a condition of depletion.
35. at comparatively small cost: to buy something low and sell it high.
36. at or to a low pitch, volume, or intensity.
n.
37. something that is low; a low or the lowest point, place, or level: recent lows in the stock market.
38. a low transmission gear.
39. an atmospheric low-pressure system; cyclone.
Idioms:
1. lay low,
a. to overpower or kill: to lay one's attackers low.
b. to knock down.
c. Informal. to lie low.
2. lie low,
a. to hide oneself.
b. to wait quietly before acting.
[1125–75; lowe, lohe, earlier lāh < Old Norse lāgr, c. Old Frisian lēge, lēch, Middle High German læge]
low′ness, n.
low2 (loʊ)
v.i.
1. to utter the deep sound characteristic of cattle; moo.
v.t.
2. to utter by or as if by lowing.
n.
3. the act or the sound of lowing.
[before 1000; Old English hlōwan, c. Old High German hluoen; akin to Latin clāmāre to call out]
low3 (loʊ)
Chiefly Scot.
v.i.
to burn; blaze.
[1300–50; Middle English; compare lohe, lowe flame < Old Norse logi, c. Old Frisian logi; akin to light1]
Low (loʊ)

n.
1. David, 1891–1963, English political cartoonist, born in New Zealand.
2. Juliette, 1860–1927, U.S. founder of the Girl Scouts.

lowlowly
1. 'low'

Low can be an adjective or an adverb.

Something that is low measures a short distance from the bottom to the top.

...a low brick wall.
...low hills.

You also say that something is low when it is very close to the ground.

She made a low curtsey.
He bumped his head on the low beams.

You can use low as an adverb to say that something moves close to the ground. For example, you can say 'He bowed low'.

I asked him to fly low over the beach.

Low also means 'small in amount, value, or degree'.

...workers on low incomes.
...low expectations.

Low is not an adverb with this meaning, except in front of paid.

We must make low-paid work more attractive than welfare.

Like the adjective, the adverb low has the comparative and superlative forms lower, lowest.

In a series of quick, jerky movements he bent lower and lower.
...the lowest paid workers in the country.

2. 'lowly'

Lowly is an adjective. It is a literary word meaning 'low in rank, status, or importance'.

...a lowly employee.
...his lowly social origins.

The comparative and superlative forms of lowly are lowlier and lowliest.


low
Past participle: lowed
Gerund: lowing

Imperative
low
low
Present
I low
you low
he/she/it lows
we low
you low
they low
Preterite
I lowed
you lowed
he/she/it lowed
we lowed
you lowed
they lowed
Present Continuous
I am lowing
you are lowing
he/she/it is lowing
we are lowing
you are lowing
they are lowing
Present Perfect
I have lowed
you have lowed
he/she/it has lowed
we have lowed
you have lowed
they have lowed
Past Continuous
I was lowing
you were lowing
he/she/it was lowing
we were lowing
you were lowing
they were lowing
Past Perfect
I had lowed
you had lowed
he/she/it had lowed
we had lowed
you had lowed
they had lowed
Future
I will low
you will low
he/she/it will low
we will low
you will low
they will low
Future Perfect
I will have lowed
you will have lowed
he/she/it will have lowed
we will have lowed
you will have lowed
they will have lowed
Future Continuous
I will be lowing
you will be lowing
he/she/it will be lowing
we will be lowing
you will be lowing
they will be lowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lowing
you have been lowing
he/she/it has been lowing
we have been lowing
you have been lowing
they have been lowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lowing
you will have been lowing
he/she/it will have been lowing
we will have been lowing
you will have been lowing
they will have been lowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lowing
you had been lowing
he/she/it had been lowing
we had been lowing
you had been lowing
they had been lowing
Conditional
I would low
you would low
he/she/it would low
we would low
you would low
they would low
Past Conditional
I would have lowed
you would have lowed
he/she/it would have lowed
we would have lowed
you would have lowed
they would have lowed
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.Low - an air mass of lower pressurelow - 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 vehiclelow - 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"
gear mechanism, gear - a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Verb1.low - make a low noise, characteristic of bovines
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Adj.1.low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"
inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
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"
inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
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
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
6.Low - of the most contemptible kindlow - 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 qualitylow - low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
8.low - no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted"
insufficient, deficient - of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement; "insufficient funds"
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"
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"

low1
adjective
1. small, little, short, stunted, squat, fubsy (archaic or dialect) She put it down on the low table.
small towering, tall
2. low-lying, deep, depressed, shallow, subsided, sunken, ground-level The sun was low in the sky.
low-lying high, elevated
3. inexpensive, cheap, reasonable, bargain, moderate, modest, cut-price, economical, bargain-basement The low prices and friendly service made for a pleasant evening out.
4. meagre, little, small, reduced, depleted, scant, trifling, insignificant, sparse, paltry, measly They are having to live on very low incomes.
meagre significant
5. inferior, bad, poor, inadequate, pathetic, worthless, unsatisfactory, mediocre, deficient, second-rate, shoddy, low-grade, puny, substandard, low-rent (informal, chiefly U.S.), half-pie (N.Z. informal) They criticised staff for the low standard of care.
6. unfavourable, bad, poor, negative, hostile, inimical I had an extremely low opinion of the tabloid newspapers.
7. unambitious, small, limited, ordinary, modest, unexceptional People had very low expectations.
8. deep, rich, bass, resonant, sonorous, low-pitched My voice was so low that I was mistaken for a man on the phone.
9. quiet, soft, gentle, whispered, muted, subdued, hushed, muffled Her voice was so low he had to strain to catch it.
quiet loud, noisy
10. dejected, down, blue, sad, depressed, unhappy, miserable, fed up, moody, gloomy, dismal, forlorn, glum, despondent, downcast, morose, disheartened, downhearted, down in the dumps (informal), sick as a parrot (informal), cheesed off (informal), brassed off (Brit. slang) 'I didn't ask for this job, you know,' he tells friends when he is low.
dejected high, happy, cheerful, elated
11. scarce, diminished, inadequate, insufficient, depleted, scant, meagre, sparse, scanty World stocks of wheat were getting very low.
12. coarse, common, rough, gross, crude, rude, obscene, disgraceful, vulgar, undignified, disreputable, unbecoming, unrefined, dishonourable, ill-bred stripteases interspersed with bits of ribald low comedy
14. lowly, poor, simple, plain, peasant, obscure, humble, meek, unpretentious, plebeian, lowborn a man of low birth and no breeding
15. ill, weak, exhausted, frail, dying, reduced, sinking, stricken, feeble, debilitated, prostrate She's still feeling a bit low after having flu.
ill strong, alert, enthusiastic, energetic
noun lowest level, nadir, low point, rock bottom The dollar fell to a new low.
lay someone low weaken, reduce, tire, debilitate, make ill, make weak, sap the strength of, enervate, lower the strength of a medical condition that laid him low for 6 months
lie low hide, lurk, hole up, hide away, keep a low profile, hide out, go underground, skulk, go into hiding, take cover, keep out of sight, go to earth, conceal yourself Far from lying low, he became more outspoken than ever.

low2
verb moo, bellow Cattle were lowing in the barns.
Translations
low1 [ləʊ]
A. ADJ (lower (compar) (lowest (superl)))
1. (in height) [wall, shelf, seat, level] → bajo; [bow] → profundo; [blow] → sucio
on low grounda nivel del mar, en tierras bajas
a dress with a low necklineun vestido escotado
2. (= quiet) [voice, TV, radio] → bajo
3. (= low-pitched) [voice, musical note] → grave, bajo
4. [number] → bajo; [price, income] → reducido, bajo; [stock, supplies] → escaso
five at the lowestcinco como mínimo
the battery is lowla batería se está acabando
fuel is getting lowestá empezando a escasear la gasolina
stocks are running lowlas existencias empiezan a escasear
5. (in intensity) [light, rate, speed, temperature] → bajo
the temperature is in the low 40sla temperatura es de 40 grados y alguno más
to cook on a low heatcocer a fuego lento
6. (= inferior) [standard, quality] → inferior
7. (= humble) [rank] → humilde; [card] → pequeño
8. (Aut) in low gearen primera or segunda
9. [health] → débil, malo; [diet] → deficiente
to feel low; be low in spiritssentirse deprimido, estar bajo de moral
10. [character, behaviour, opinion] → malo; [comedian] → grosero; [character] → vil; [joke, song] → verde; [trick] → sucio, malo
see also tide 1
B. ADV (lower (compar) (lowest (superl)))
1. [aim, fly, sing] → bajo; [swing] → bajo, cerca de la tierra
to bow lowhacer una reverencia profunda
a dress cut low in the backun vestido muy escotado de espalda
to fall low (fig) → caer bajo
England never fell so lowInglaterra nunca cayó tan bajo
to be laid low with fluser postrado por la gripe
to lay sb lowderribar a algn, poner a algn fuera de combate
to lie low (= hide) → mantenerse escondido; (= be silent) → mantenerse quieto
to sink low (fig) → caer bajo
2. [quietly] [say, sing] → bajo, en voz baja
3. to turn the lights/the volume down lowbajar las luces/el volumen
4. (Cards) to play lowponer pequeño
C. N
1. (Met) → área f de baja presión
2. (Aut) → primera or segunda(marcha) f
3. (fig) (= low point) → punto m más bajo
to reach a new or an all-time lowestar más bajo que nunca
this represents a new low in deceitésta es la peor forma de vileza
see also all-time
D. CPD low beam headlights NPL (US) → luces fpl de cruce
Low Church N sector de la Iglesia Anglicana de tendencia más protestante
low comedy Nfarsa f
the Low Countries NPLlos Países Bajos
Low Latin Nbajo latín m
low mass Nmisa f rezada
low point Npunto m (más)bajo
low salt Nsal f dietética
low season N (esp Brit) → temporada f baja
Low Sunday NDomingo m de Cuasimodo
low tide Nmarea f baja
low vowel Nvocal f grave
low water Nbajamar f
low water mark Nlínea f de bajamar

low2 [ləʊ]
A. VImugir
B. Nmugido m

low [ˈləʊ]
adj
(in height) [wall, hill, ceiling] → bas*(basse) low heels
(in number, amount) [income, price] → bas*(basse)
to be at a low level [rates] → être bas
[temperature] → bas*(basse)
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
(= low-pitched) [voice, note] → bas*(basse)
(= quiet) [murmur] → faible; [voice] → bas*(basse)
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
[quality] → inférieur(e); [standard] → mauvais(e); [rank] → inférieur(e)
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
(= depressed) [person] → déprimé(e)
to feel low → se sentir déprimé(e)
[morale, spirits] → bas*(basse)
Morale is low → Le moral est bas.
to be in low spirits → ne pas avoir le moral
to be low on sth, to run low on sth [person] (= not have much) → ne plus avoir beaucoup de qch
to be low in sth [+ calories, fat, salt] → ne pas contenir beaucoup de qch
adv
(in height) [fly, sink] → bas
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.
(in volume, intensity) to turn sth down low [+ light, volume] → baisser qch
to lay sb low [illness, disease] → terrasser qn
n
(METEOROLOGY)dépression f
(= low level) to reach an all-time low → tomber à son niveau le plus bas
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.
(in life, career)moment m difficile
see also high
vi [cow] → mugir
low-alcohol [ˌləʊˈælkəhɒl] adj [drink] → à faible teneur en alcool, peu alcoolisé(e)

low:
low-alcohol
adjalkoholarm
lowball
adj (US inf) costsbewusst zu niedrig veranschlagt
lowborn
adjvon niedriger Geburt
lowboy
n (US) → niedrige Kommode
lowbred
adjgewöhnlich, ordinär (pej)
lowbrow
adj(geistig) anspruchslos
nAnspruchslose(r) mf; (pej: = philistine) → Kulturbanause m (inf)
low-cal
adj (inf), low-calorie
adjkalorienarm; a loworie dieteine kalorienarme Diät
low-carb
adj (inf)kohle(n)hydratarm; low breadkohle(n)hydratarmes Brot; low lifestylekohle(n)hydratarme Lebensweise
Low Church
n reformierter, puritanischer Teil der anglikanischen Kirche
low comedy
nSchwank m, → Klamotte f (pej)
low-cost
adjpreiswert; low airlineBilligfluglinie f
Low Countries
pl the lowdie Niederlande pl
low-cut
adj dresstief ausgeschnitten
low-down
adj (esp US inf) → gemein, fies (inf)
lowdown
n (inf)Informationen pl; what’s the low on Kowalski?was wissen or haben (inf)wir über Kowalski?; he gave me the low on iter hat mich darüber aufgeklärt; to get the low on somethingüber etw (acc)aufgeklärt werden
low-emission
adj carschadstoffarm, abgasarm

low:
low-fat
adj milk, cheesefettarm, Mager-
low-flying
adjtief fliegend; low planeTiefflieger m
low frequency
Low German
nPlatt(deutsch) nt; (Ling) → Niederdeutsch nt
low-grade
adjminderwertig
low-grade petrol
nBenzin ntmit niedriger Oktanzahl
low-heeled
adj shoesmit flachem or niedrigem Absatz
low-impact
adj aerobics, workoutleicht
low-income

low:
low-interest
adj credit, loanzinsgünstig
low-key
adj approachgelassen; handlingbesonnen; production, film’s treatmenteinfach gehalten, unaufdringlich; receptionreserviert; coloursgedämpft
lowland
nFlachland nt; the Lowlands of Scotlanddas schottische Tiefland; the lows of Central Europedie Tiefebenen plMitteleuropas
adjdes Flachlands; (of Scotland)des Tieflands
lowlander
nFlachlandbewohner(in) m(f)
Lowlander
n (in Scotland) → Bewohner(in) m(f)des schottischen Tieflandes
Low Latin
nnichtklassisches or nicht klassisches Latein
low-level
adj radioactivitymit niedrigem Strahlungswert; exposureschwach; radiationniedrig; attacks, warfarebegrenzt; (Comput) languagenieder; low flyingTiefflüge pl
lowlife
lowlights
pl
(Hairdressing) → dunkle Strähnchen pl
(usu hum) one of the season’s television lowein Tiefpunkt mim Fernsehangebot dieser Saison

low:
low-lying
adjtief gelegen
Low Mass
n(einfache) Messe
low-minded
adjgemein
low-necked

low:
low pass
n (Sport) → Flachpass m
low-pitched
adjtief
low-powered
adj (= requiring little power)sparsam im Stromverbrauch
low-pressure
adj
(Tech) → Niederdruck-; low systemNiederdrucksystem nt
(Met) → Tiefdruck-; a low zoneein Tiefdruckgebiet nt
low-priced
adjgünstig
low-profile
adjwenig profiliert; politicianmedienscheu; a low campaign (Pol) → eine Kampagne, die in den Medien kaum Beachtung findet
low-rent
adj housing, flatmit niedriger Miete; (fig)zweitklassig
low-rise
attrniedrig (gebaut)
low-rise jeans
plHüftjeans pl
low-scoring
adj game, matchmit wenigen Punkten/Toren
low season
nNebensaison f
low-slung
adj chair, sports carniedrig; to have low hipskurze Beine haben
low-spirited
adj, low-spiritedly
low-start
adj low mortgage (Brit) Hypothek, bei der die Rückzahlungen zu Anfang niedrig sind und dann steigen
low-tar
adj cigaretteteerarm
low-tech
adjnicht mit Hi-Tech ausgestattet; it’s pretty lowes ist nicht gerade hi-tech
low-tension
adj (Elec) → Niederspannungs-; low cableNiederspannungskabel nt
low tide, low water
nNiedrigwasser nt; at lowbei Niedrigwasser
low-wage country
nNiedrig- or Billiglohnland nt
low-water mark
nNiedrigwassergrenze f

low1
adj (+er)
niedrig; form of life, musical keynieder; bow, notetief; density, intelligencegering; food suppliesknapp; pulseschwach; qualitygering; lightgedämpft, schwach; (pej)minderwertig (pej); (Ling) voweloffen; (Math) denominatorklein; the lamp was lowdie Lampe brannte schwach; the sun was low in the skydie Sonne stand tief am Himmel; her dress was low at the neckihr Kleid hatte einen tiefen Ausschnitt; low blow or punchTiefschlag m; that punch was a bit lowder Schlag war etwas tief; the river is lowder Fluss hat or führt wenig Wasser; a ridge of low pressureein Tiefdruckkeil m; low density housingaufgelockerte Bauweise; activity on the stock exchange is at its lowestdie Börsentätigkeit hat ihren Tiefstand erreicht; to be low in fundsknapp bei Kasse sein (inf)
(= not loud or shrill) to speak in a low voiceleise sprechen
(= socially inferior, vulgar) birthnieder, niedrig; rank, positionuntergeordnet, niedrig; character, companyschlecht; trickgemein; I really felt low having to tell him thatich kam mir richtig gemein vor, dass ich ihm das sagen musste; how low can you get!wie kann man nur so tief sinken!; low cunningGerissenheit f
(= weak in health or spirits) resistanceschwach, gering; moraleschlecht; the patient is rather low todayder Patient ist heute nicht auf der Höhe; to be in low healthbei schlechter Gesundheit sein; to be in low spiritsin gedrückter Stimmung sein, bedrückt or niedergeschlagen sein; to feel lowsich nicht wohlfühlen or gut fühlen; (emotionally) → niedergeschlagen sein; to make somebody feel low (events) → jdn mitnehmen, jdm zu schaffen machen; (people) → jdn mitnehmen or bedrücken
adv aimnach unten; speak, singleise; fly, bowtief; they turned the lamps down lowsie drehten die Lampen herunter; a dress cut low in the backein Kleid mit tiefem Rückenausschnitt; to fall low (morally) → tief sinken; I would never sink so low as to …so tief würde ich nie sinken, dass ich …; share prices went so low that …die Aktienkurse fielen so sehr, dass …; to buy low and sell highbillig kaufen und teuer verkaufen; to lay somebody low (Brit) (punch)jdn zu Boden strecken; (disease)jdn befallen; he’s been laid low with the flu (Brit) → er liegt mit Grippe im Bett; to play low (Cards) → um einen niedrigen or geringen Einsatz spielen; to run or get lowknapp werden; we are getting low on petrol (Brit) or gas (US) → uns (dat)geht das Benzin aus
n
(Met) → Tief nt; (fig also)Tiefpunkt m, → Tiefstand m; to reach a new loweinen neuen Tiefstand erreichen; this represents a new low in advertisingso tief ist die Werbung noch nie zuvor gesunken
(Aut: = low gear) → niedriger Gang

low2
n (of cow)Muh nt
vimuhen

low1 [ləʊ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → basso/a; (bow) → profondo/a; (murmur) → sommesso/a; (intelligence) → scarso/a; (quality) → scadente (Bio, Zool) (form of life) → primitivo/a (pej) (opinion, taste) → cattivo/a; (character) → pessimo/a; (behaviour) → ignobile; (café, place) → malfamato/a
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
2. adv (aim) → in basso; (sing) → a bassa voce; (fly) → a bassa quota, basso; (bow) → profondamente
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
3. n
b. (fig) (low point) to reach a new or an all-time lowtoccare il livello più basso or il minimo

low2 [ləʊ] vi (cow) → muggire

low1 (ləu) adjective
1. not at or reaching up to a great distance from the ground, sea-level etc. low hills; a low ceiling; This chair is too low for the child.
2. making little sound; not loud. She spoke in a low voice.
3. at the bottom of the range of musical sounds. That note is too low for a female voice.
4. small. a low price.
5. not strong; weak or feeble. The fire was very low.
6. near the bottom in grade, rank, class etc. low temperatures; the lower classes.
adverb
in or to a low position, manner or state. The ball flew low over the net.
ˈlower verb
1. to make or become less high. She lowered her voice.
2. to let down. He lowered the blinds.
ˈlowly adjective
of low rank; humble.
ˈlowliness noun
ˈlow-down adjective
mean; contemptible. a low-down thief.
ˈlowland adjective
of or concerning lowlands. lowland districts.
ˈlowlander noun
a person who lives in the lowlands.
ˈlowlands noun plural
land which is low compared with other, higher land.
ˈlow-lying adjective
(of land) at a height not much above sea-level.
low-ˈtech noun
technology using simple tools and unsophisticated equipment and methods.
adjective
low-tech industries/skills.
low tide/water
the time when the sea is lowest at a particular place during ebb-tide. There is three feet of water in the harbour, even at low water.
be low on
not to have enough of. I'll have to go to the supermarket – we're low on coffee and sugar.

low2 (ləu) verb
to make the noise of cattle; to moo. The cows were lowing.

Low مُنْخَفِض , مُنْخَفِضٌ , مُنْخَفِضاً nízko , nízký lav , lavt niedrig , tief χαμηλά , χαμηλός bajo alhaalla , matala , pieni bas , en bas , petit nisko , nizak basso 低い , 低く 낮게 , 낮은 laag lav , lavt niski , nisko baixo маленький , низкий , низко låg , lågt เตี้ย , ต่ำ , น้อย ราคาถูก aşağı , ucuz dưới thấp , nhỏ , thấp 低下地 , 低的 , 小的

low
a.  bajo-a; [in spirits] abatido-a; ___ opinion → mala opinión.



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I seemed to be lying in a deep, circular basin, along the outer verge of which I could distinguish the irregularities of low hills.
Equatorial work at low levels is trying enough in all conscience without the added terrors of scientific hooliganism in the Doldrums.
Now Giafar had something of importance to say to the Caliph, and had no intention of being put off by mere silence, so with another low bow in front of the throne, he began to speak.
 
 
 
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