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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

lowe1 British & World English

Flame, fire; (as a count noun) a flame, a fire; a blaze.

lowe2 British & World English

Literal. To be on fire; to burn, blaze.

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

low1 English Thesaurus

a low fence

low2 English Thesaurus

the sound of cattle lowing

low day British & World English

Any day that is not set aside for religious observance; (Christian Church) any day that is not a Sunday or a feast day; opposed to high day.

low-fly British & World English

To fly at a low altitude.

low man British & World English

A dice fixed so as to turn up low numbers, usually through being loaded or improperly spotted. Usually in plural Opposed to high man.

low pad British & World English

A highwayman who robs on foot, as opposed to on horseback.

low tea British & World English

A light afternoon tea, distinguished from a high tea in that no meat is served.

low-top British & World English

Designating a shoe or boot having a relatively low height; (now chiefly) specifically designating a soft-soled sports shoe that does not extend above the wearer's ankle.

non-low British & World English

(Of a vowel sound) produced with the tongue near or above its usual resting position.

lie low British & World English

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

low-cal British & World English

Short for low-calorie.

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-fat British & World English

Denoting or relating to food or a diet that is low or relatively low in fat, especially saturated fat

low-key British & World English

Not elaborate, showy, or intensive; modest or restrained

low-tar British & World English

(Of cigarettes or tobacco) producing less tar than is standard or usual when smoked

run low British & World English

Become depleted

low-key English Thesaurus

the councils' low-key approach had saved them from widespread media hostility

laid-low British & World English

That has been laid low, especially as a result of sickness or misfortune.

low-alloy British & World English

(Of steel or iron) containing only a small proportion of carbon or other alloying elements.

low beam British & World English

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

low bell British & World English

A small bell; especially one hung around the neck of a cow or sheep; a cowbell; a sheep bell.

low boat British & World English

(The fact of having) the boat whose occupants catch the lowest amount of fish, game, etc.; (more generally) any losing boat.

low-bush British & World English

Of a shrub or tree: growing close to the ground; not very high; especially designating such a plant bearing edible berries; characteristic of plants of this kind.

low-earth British & World English

Designating an orbit around the earth that has a maximum altitude of less than 2000 km (about 1200 miles), and the region in which such orbits are contained.

low-ebbed British & World English

(Of the sea, tide, etc.) that has receded to a low point (also in extended use).

low fever British & World English

(Relatively) slight elevation of body temperature during an illness; low-grade fever; an instance of this.

low-field British & World English

Characterized by or related to a weak electric or magnetic field.

low-five1 British & World English

A gesture of celebration or greeting in which two people slap each other's hands with arms extended at or below waist level.

low-five2 British & World English

To exchange low-fives.

low-flash British & World English

(Of a fuel or other flammable substance) having a flashpoint at a relatively low temperature (and so susceptible to spontaneous ignition).

low-floor British & World English

Designating a bus, tram, etc., with a relatively low floor height in relation to the ground, and with no entrance steps, thereby providing easy access for passengers and for wheelchairs, pushchairs, etc.

low-flung British & World English

Of low character or standing; uncultured, unmannerly; contemptible.

low-flush British & World English

Designating a toilet, urinal, etc., with a flushing mechanism that uses significantly less water than a conventional one.

low-flux British & World English

Containing a low proportion of flux.

low-flyer British & World English

A person with low aspirations or ambitions; one who is not a high-flyer.

low-loss British & World English

Characterized by or causing little dissipation of electrical or electromagnetic energy, or of signal strength.

low-neck British & World English

(attributive) (of clothing) low-necked.

low-orbit British & World English

(Especially of a satellite) that has a low orbit, especially a low-earth orbit; relating to or involving such an orbit.

low point British & World English

The worst state of, or lowest level reached by, something; the nadir; (also) the least interesting, enjoyable, commendable, etc., part or moment of something; frequently, especially in early use, with of.

low-rank British & World English

(Geology, of coal) having a relatively low carbon content.

low-rate British & World English

To place a low value or rating on; specifically (chiefly United States regional (southern) and in African-American usage) to denigrate, disparage, depreciate; to demean, belittle.

low-rated British & World English

Not highly rated or valued; given a low rating.

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