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low1 British & World English

Of less than average height from top to bottom or to the top from the ground

low2 British & World English

(Of a cow) make a characteristic deep sound

Low, Juliette Gordon British & World English

(1860–1927) US youth leader. She founded the Girl Scouts of America in 1912, first calling them Girl Guides as they were known in England

Low, Sir David British & World English

(1891–1963), New-Zealand-born British cartoonist famous for his political cartoons and for inventing the character Colonel Blimp; full name Sir David Alexander Cecil Low

low-cut British & World English

(Of women’s clothing) having a neckline that exposes the neck and the upper part of the breasts

low-end British & World English

Denoting the cheaper products of a range, especially of audio or computer equipment

low-key British & World English

Not elaborate, showy, or intensive; modest or restrained

lie low in lie1 British & World English

(Especially of a criminal) keep out of sight; avoid detection or attention

lie low British & World English

(Especially of a criminal) keep out of sight; avoid detection or attention

run low British & World English

Become depleted

down-low British & World English

On the quiet; in secret

low beam British & World English

An automobile headlight providing short-range illumination, used on lit roads and when visible to oncoming traffic

low blow British & World English

An unlawful blow that lands below an opponent’s waist

low-born British & World English

Born to a family that has a low social status

low-carb British & World English

Denoting or relating to food or drink that is low in carbohydrates

low-class British & World English

Of a low or inferior standard, quality, or social class

low-cost British & World English

Relatively inexpensive; cheap

low-down British & World English

Mean and unfair

low gear British & World English

A gear that causes a wheeled vehicle to move slowly, due to a low ratio between the speed of the wheels and that of the mechanism driving them

low-grade British & World English

Of low quality or standard

Low Latin British & World English

Medieval and later forms of Latin

low-level British & World English

At or of a level below that which is normal or average

low life British & World English

People or activities characterized as being disreputable and often criminal

low-lying British & World English

At low altitude above sea level

Low Mass British & World English

(In the Catholic Church) Mass with no music and a minimum of ceremony

low-pass British & World English

(Of a filter) transmitting all frequencies below a certain value

low post British & World English

An offensive position on the court close to the basket

low-rent British & World English

(Of a property) costing relatively little to rent

low-rider British & World English

A customized vehicle with hydraulic jacks that allow the chassis to be lowered nearly to the road

low-rise British & World English

(Of a building) having few storeys

low road British & World English

A behavior or approach that is unscrupulous or immoral

low-slung British & World English

Lower in height or closer to the ground than usual

low-tech British & World English

Using or requiring only low technology

low tide British & World English

The state of the tide when at its lowest level

low-toned British & World English

(Of sound) having a low-pitched tone

low water British & World English

another term for low tide.

Low Week British & World English

The week that begins with Low Sunday

low-yield British & World English

Producing little; giving a low return

high-low British & World English

A lace-up boot with a low heel, reaching to the ankle, worn by the military in the 18th and early 19th centuries

low-budget British & World English

Made with a small amount of money

Low Church British & World English

A tradition within the Anglican Church (and some other denominations) which is Protestant in outlook and gives relatively little emphasis to ritual, sacraments, and the authority of the clergy

low comedy British & World English

Comedy in which the subject and its treatment border on farce

low-density British & World English

Having a low concentration

Low German British & World English

A vernacular language spoken in much of northern Germany, more closely related to Dutch than to standard German

low-heeled British & World English

(Of shoes) having low heels

low-impact British & World English

(Of exercises, typically aerobics) designed to put little harmful stress on the body

low-income British & World English

Relating or belonging to people who earn low wages

low-loader British & World English

A lorry with a low floor and no sides, for transporting heavy loads

low-minded British & World English

Vulgar or sordid in mind or character


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