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low 1

American English: /loʊ/
British English: /ləʊ/

adjective lower, lowest

  • 1 (in height) to fly at low altitude
    volar bajo or a poca altura
    the dress had a very low back
    el vestido era muy escotado por la espalda
    he gave a low bow
    hizo una profunda reverencia
    a low point in his career
    un momento bajo en su carrera
    Example sentences
    • At the sunlit front of the shed, an artisan sat cross-legged on the ground, a low table before him.
    • To provide a summer screen for dustbins, or simply to increase the height of a low fence, plant Jerusalem artichokes.
    • The tables were low and a lot of the men had to hunch over to eat.
  • 2 2.1
    (in volume) (voice)
    turn the radio down low
    bájale al radio (Latin America excluding Southern Cone)
    baja la radio (Southern Cone) (Spain)
    the TV's on too low
    la tele está demasiado baja
    Example sentences
    • His voice was low and loud, like a volcanic eruption sounds from inside the volcano.
    • Her voice is wonderfully low and husky, perfect for a night full of regret, anger and crying.
    • The voice was low and sounded somewhat familiar in that strange sort of way.
    2.2 (in pitch)
  • 3
    (in intensity, amount, quality) (pressure/temperature)
    his weight was low for a sprinter
    pesaba poco para un esprinter
    low levels of radiation
    bajos niveles de radiación
    cook on a low flame or heat his strength was running low
    se iba quedando sin fuerzas
    le estaban empezando a flaquear or fallar las fuerzas
    a low number of voters turned out
    pocos votantes acudieron a las urnas
    student numbers fell as low as five
    el número de estudiantes bajó a tan solo cinco
    attendance has been low lately
    últimamente no ha habido muchos asistentes
    the temperature was in the low sixties
    la temperatura apenas pasaba de 60° Fahrenheit
    lower unemployment but higher inflation
    menor desempleo pero mayor inflación
    it's low in calories
    es bajo en calorías
    a low risk operation
    una operación poco arriesgada or de poco riesgo
    he has a low opinion of doctors
    no tiene muy buena opinión de los médicos
    I had low expectations of the team
    no esperaba mucho del equipo
    Example sentences
    • The primary reason for this was the low level of disposable income.
    • One of the main problems we have is the low level of income at which single people become liable at the top tax rate.
    • There was also a low level of disabled staff in the workforce.
    Example sentences
    • The mark up and transportation costs may overprice the product, while at the same time its quality may be low.
    • This has led to the low quality of most of this sector's products, and hence its decreased credibility.
    • But today, low quality is often presented as a justification for speech regulation.
  • 4 (in short supply) supplies are low
    los suministros escasean or están empezando a faltar
    stocks are running low
    se están agotando las existencias
    to be low on somethingwe're rather low on milk
    tenemos or nos queda poca leche
    he's rather low on initiative
    no tiene mucha iniciativa
    le falta iniciativa
    the film was low on action
    a la película le faltaba acción
  • 5 (in health, spirits) to feel low
    (physically) sentirse débil
    (emotionally) estar deprimido
    to be in low spirits
    estar bajo de moral or con la moral baja
    estar deprimido
  • 6 6.1 (humble) [literary] of low birth
    de humilde cuna [literary]
    the lowest of the low
    lo más bajo
    Example sentences
    • When members of the public make a complaint, they are classed as low priority and have to wait until more serious crimes are dealt with.
    • One class of the population is too high to be reached by the preacher; and the other class is too low to be cared for by the preacher.
    • He had too much on his mind and too many things to do than get apologies from the low classes.
    6.2 (despicable) a low trick
    una mala jugada
    una mala pasada
    how low can you get? [colloquial]
    ¡qué bajo has ( or ha etc. ) caído! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • The Liberal Party has always been a mix of idealism, pragmatism, opportunism and low cunning.
    • But in the end he lacked the sagacity or the low cunning to do the one thing necessary.
    • He was the personification of the kind of low cunning to which Nixon himself aspired but could never quite achieve.
  • 7 (primitive) (Biology) a low species
    una especie inferior or poco evolucionada
    Example sentences
    • This was a right old mishmash of high art and low culture, sport and theatre.
    • There was high art and low art, and they never met, like rail tracks.
    • There is plenty of low art around, and a huge demand for it.

adverb lower, lowest

  • 1 to fly low
    volar bajo or a poca altura
    plants growing low to the ground
    plantas (feminine plural) que crecen casi a ras del suelo
    to bow low
    hacer una profunda reverencia
    get down lower if you don't want them to see you
    agáchate más si no quieres que te vean
    low down on the right-hand side of the painting
    en la parte inferior derecha del cuadro
    they're lower down the list than we are
    están más abajo que nosotros en la lista
    put the shelf lower down
    coloca el estante más abajo
    he rates low in my estimation
    no lo tengo en gran estima
    he rates the car low on comfort
    el coche no le parece muy cómodo
    he values himself too low
    no se valora como debería
    se tiene en muy poco
    I wouldn't sink or stoop so low as to do that
    no me rebajaría a hacer una cosa así
    nunca caería tan bajo
    to buy low
    comprar a bajo precio
    to play low (in cards)
    jugar una carta baja
    Example sentences
    • It was flying very low and momentarily disappeared into a valley.
    • We lived because someone made holes with a machine gun, though they were shooting low and still more died from the bullets.
    • If river levels sink too low, barges could be grounded and agriculture thrown into chaos.
  • 2 2.1 (softly, quietly) speak a bit lower
    habla un poco más bajo
    2.2 (in pitch)


  • 1 (low point) the peso has dropped to a new (record) low against the dollar
    la cotización del peso ha alcanzado un nuevo mínimo (histórico) con respecto al dólar
    inflation is at a ten-year low
    la tasa de inflación ha alcanzado el punto or nivel más bajo de la década
    relations between the two countries are at an all-time low
    las relaciones entre los dos países nunca han sido peores or nunca han estado tan tensas
    the temperature will reach a low of two degrees
    la (temperatura) mínima será de dos grados
    Example sentences
    • Companies are also scurrying to rebuild depleted inventories, as stock levels sink to record lows in relation to sales.
    • Electoral support for the two parties has dropped to all-time lows, with record numbers of people expressing their disgust by voting for Independents or minor parties.
    • In 2001, many Costa Rican coffee farmers were forced off their land and into poverty when coffee prices plummeted to record lows.
  • 2 (Meteorology)
    zona (feminine) de bajas presiones
    Example sentences
    • This may sometimes be associated with a tropical cyclone or a monsoon low.
    • People who know about thermal lows and high pressure in cold air often jump to the conclusion that warm air means low pressure and cold air means high.
    • The powerful winds that accompany tropical cyclones and east coast lows can and do generate huge waves.
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low 2

intransitive verb

  • Example sentences
    • Cows lowed in their fields and dogs barked as children dashed through the street, weaving their way through the people that were now out.
    • I could hear the milk-maids' buckets clatter, the cows lowing in the dell, and the indentured servant boy's tortured cries as he was being flogged.
    • The three men always fell asleep to the sound of horses whickering from the nearby corral and the cattle lowing on the plains.
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