low–lying

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adjective low–ly·ing \ˈlō-ˈlī-iŋ\

Definition of low–lying

  1. 1 :  rising relatively little above the base of measurement <low–lying hills>

  2. 2 :  lying below the normal level, surface, or the base of measurement or mean elevation <low–lying clouds>

1856

First Known Use of low–lying

1856


LOW–LYING Defined for English Language Learners

low–lying

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adjective low–ly·ing \ˈlō-ˈlī-iŋ\

Definition of low–lying for English Language Learners

  • : not far above the level of the sea

  • : close to the ground


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