Definition of low
- in barns cows lowed to be milked
- —Esther Forbes
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
The apartment has low ceilings.
They have a home in the low country.
The houses are built on low ground.
temperatures as low as 10 below zero
He's being treated for low blood pressure.
a low dose of medicine
She earns a low salary.
Demand for his books has remained low.
Temperatures were in the low eighties.
Our supply of fuel is getting low.
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
: not rising or extending upward a great distance
: extending or reaching upward less than other things of the same kind
: not located far above the ground or another surface
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