Definition of low

1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
2. Small in height.
3. Situated below the normal level, or the mean elevation.
4. Depressed, sad.
Low spirits
I felt low at Christmas with no family to celebrate with.
5. Not high in amount or quantity.
Food prices are lower in a supermarket than in a luxury department store.
6. Of a pitch, suggesting a lower frequency.
Generally, European men have lower voices than their Indian counterparts.
7. Quiet; soft; not loud.
They spoke in low voices so I would not hear what they were saying.
Why would you want to play heavy metal at such a low volume?
8. Despicable; lacking dignity; vulgar.
Now that was low even for you!
A person of low mind
A low trick or stratagem
9. Lacking health or vitality; feeble; weak.
A low pulse
Made low by sickness
10. Being near the equator.
The low northern latitudes
11. Humble in character or status.
12. Simple in complexity or development.
13. Designed for the slowest speed, as in low gear.
14. Articulated with a wide space between the flat tongue and the palette.
15. Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate.
16. Not rich, highly seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple.
A low diet
17. Something that is low; a low point.
You have achieved a new low in behavior, Frank.
Economic growth has hit a new low.
18. A depressed mood or situation.
He is in a low right now
19. An area of low pressure; a depression.
20. 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.
21. The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.
22. (slang) (usually accompanied by "the") a cheap, cost-efficient, or advantageous payment or expense.
He got the brand new Yankees jersey for the low.
23. Close to the ground.
24. Of a pitch, at a lower frequency.
25. With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently.
To speak low
26. Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply.
He sold his wheat low.
27. In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.
28. In a time approaching our own.
29. In a path near the equator, so that the declination is small, or near the horizon, so that the altitude is small; said of the heavenly bodies with reference to the diurnal revolution.
The moon runs low, i.e. comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.
30. To depress; to lower.
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Example Sentences

You can also come across the nomad tribes and their flock; they inhabit the high valleys during winter and the low ones in the summertime.
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Tajine refers to a cooking style; actually, to be more specific, it is a kitchen utensil made from metal or clay (the latter being the most common in Morocco) where food is cooked at a low heat.
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“Come!” said the guide in a low voice.
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“A fine day, Your Majesty!” the Duchess began in a low, weak voice.
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‘Tell me the truth,’ he said, in a low and altered voice. ‘Are you not a woman? Cardinal Cicognara…’
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“Do you like the Queen?” said the Cat in a low voice.
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“I have been detained,” he said in a low voice to the count, “by an event… an event, well… rather unexpected.”
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Can I speak to your honour? he said in a low voice.
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Have we nothing to do but depart? inquired the brigadier general in a low voice.
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As they walked off together, Alice heard the King say in a low voice, to the company generally: “You are all pardoned.”
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