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Dictionary definition for: Low

1. (r) in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low"

2. (a) less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices" "the reservoire is low"

3. (n) an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow"

4. (v) make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

5. (a) 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"

6. (n) British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)

7. (s) very low in volume; "a low murmur" "the low-toned murmur of the surf"

8. (n) a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"

9. (n) the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

10. (s) unrefined in character; "low comedy"

11. (a) used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

12. (s) 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"

13. (s) low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage" "a lowly parish priest" "a modest man of the people" "small beginnings"

14. (s) no longer sufficient; "supplies are low" "our funds are depleted"

15. (s) subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low" "a broken man" "his broken spirit"

16. (s) low in spirits; "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"

17. (s) being the gear producing the lowest drive speed; "use first gear on steep hills"

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