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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. 
  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 
  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}, 
  {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 
  {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 
  {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]: 
  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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