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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Low  \Low\,  a.  [Compar.  {Lower};  superl.  {Lowest}.]  [OE.  low 
  louh,  lah,  Icel.  l[=a]gr;  akin  to  Sw  l[*a]g,  Dan.  lav,  D. 
  laag,  and  E.  lie.  See  {Lie}  to  be  prostrate.] 
  1.  Occupying  an  inferior  position  or  place  not  high  or 
  elevated;  depressed  in  comparison  with  something  else;  as 
  low  ground;  a  low  flight. 
 
  2.  Not  rising  to  the  usual  height;  as  a  man  of  low  stature; 
  a  low  fence. 
 
  3.  Near  the  horizon;  as  the  sun  is  low  at  four  o'clock  in 
  winter,  and  six  in  summer. 
 
  4.  Sunk  to  the  farthest  ebb  of  the  tide;  as  low  tide. 
 
  5.  Beneath  the  usual  or  remunerative  rate  or  amount,  or  the 
  ordinary  value;  moderate;  cheap;  as  the  low  price  of 
  corn;  low  wages. 
 
  6.  Not  loud;  as  a  low  voice;  a  low  sound. 
 
  7.  (Mus.)  Depressed  in  the  scale  of  sounds;  grave;  as  a  low 
  pitch;  a  low  note. 
 
  8.  (Phon.)  Made  as  a  vowel,  with  a  low  position  of  part  of 
  the  tongue  in  relation  to  the  palate;  as  ?  (?m),  ?  (all). 
  See  Guide  to  Pronunciation,  [sect][sect]  5,  10,  11. 
 
  9.  Near  or  not  very  distant  from  the  equator;  as  in  the 
  low  northern  latitudes. 
 
  10.  Numerically  small  as  a  low  number. 
 
  11.  Wanting  strength  or  animation;  depressed;  dejected;  as 
  low  spirits;  low  in  spirits. 
 
  12.  Depressed  in  condition;  humble  in  rank;  as  men  of  low 
  condition;  the  lower  classes. 
 
  Why  but  to  keep  ye  low  and  ignorant  ?  --Milton. 
 
  13.  Mean  vulgar;  base;  dishonorable;  as  a  person  of  low 
  mind;  a  low  trick  or  stratagem. 
 
  14.  Not  elevated  or  sublime;  not  exalted  or  diction;  as  a 
  low  comparison. 
 
  In  comparison  of  these  divine  writers,  the  noblest 
  wits  of  the  heathen  world  are  low  and  dull. 
  --Felton. 
 
  15.  Submissive;  humble.  ``Low  reverence.''  --Milton. 
 
  16.  Deficient  in  vital  energy;  feeble;  weak;  as  a  low  pulse; 
  made  low  by  sickness. 
 
  17.  Moderate;  not  intense;  not  inflammatory;  as  low  heat;  a 
  low  temperature;  a  low  fever. 
 
  18.  Smaller  than  is  reasonable  or  probable;  as  a  low 
  estimate. 
 
  19.  Not  rich,  high  seasoned,  or  nourishing;  plain;  simple; 
  as  a  low  diet. 
 
  Note:  Low  is  often  used  in  the  formation  of  compounds  which 
  require  no  special  explanation;  as  low-arched,  low- 
  browed,  low-crowned,  low-heeled,  low-lying,  low-priced, 
  low-roofed,  low-toned,  low-voiced,  and  the  like 
 
  {Low  Church}.  See  {High  Church},  under  {High}. 
 
  {Low  Countries},  the  Netherlands. 
 
  {Low  German},  {Low  Latin},  etc  See  under  {German},  {Latin}, 
  etc 
 
  {Low  life},  humble  life. 
 
  {Low  milling},  a  process  of  making  flour  from  grain  by  a 
  single  grinding  and  by  siftings. 
 
  {Low  relief}.  See  {Bas-relief}. 
 
  {Low  side  window}  (Arch.),  a  peculiar  form  of  window  common 
  in  medi[ae]val  churches,  and  of  uncertain  use  Windows  of 
  this  sort  are  narrow,  near  the  ground,  and  out  of  the  line 
  of  the  windows,  and  in  many  different  situations  in  the 
  building. 
 
  {Low  spirits},  despondency. 
 
  {Low  steam},  steam  having  a  low  pressure. 
 
  {Low  steel},  steel  which  contains  only  a  small  proportion  of 
  carbon,  and  can  not  be  hardened  greatly  by  sudden  cooling. 
 
 
  {Low  Sunday},  the  Sunday  next  after  Easter;  --  popularly  so 
  called 
 
  {Low  tide},  the  farthest  ebb  of  the  tide;  the  tide  at  its 
  lowest  point;  low  water. 
 
  {Low  water}. 
  a  The  lowest  point  of  the  ebb  tide;  a  low  stage  of  the 
  in  a  river,  lake,  etc 
  b  (Steam  Boiler)  The  condition  of  an  insufficient 
  quantity  of  water  in  the  boiler. 
 
  {Low  water}  {alarm  or  indicator}  (Steam  Boiler),  a 
  contrivance  of  various  forms  attached  to  a  boiler  for 
  giving  warning  when  the  water  is  low 
 
  {Low  water  mark},  that  part  of  the  shore  to  which  the  waters 
  recede  when  the  tide  is  the  lowest.  --Bouvier. 
 
  {Low  wine},  a  liquor  containing  about  20  percent  of  alcohol, 
  produced  by  the  first  distillation  of  wash;  the  first  run 
  of  the  still  --  often  in  the  plural. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lowest 
  adj  1:  minimal  in  magnitude;  "lowest  wages";  "the  least  amount  of 
  fat  allowed";  "the  smallest  amount"  [syn:  {least},  {smallest}] 
  2:  at  the  bottom;  lowest  or  last  "the  bottom  price"  [syn:  {bottom}] 
  3:  lowest  in  rank  or  importance;  "last  prize";  "in  last  place" 
  [syn:  {last},  {last-place}] 
  adv  :  in  the  lowest  position;  nearest  the  ground;  "the  branch  with 
  the  big  peaches  on  it  hung  lowest" 




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