low-lying

adjective low-ly·ing \ ˈlō-ˈlī-iŋ \

Definition of low-lying

1 : rising relatively little above the base of measurement
  • low-lying hills
2 : lying below the normal level, surface, or the base of measurement or mean elevation
  • low-lying clouds

First Known Use of low-lying

1712

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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LOW-LYING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of low-lying for English Language Learners

  • : not far above the level of the sea

  • : close to the ground



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