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alow Syllabification: a·low
Pronunciation: /əˈlō/

Definition of alow in English:


archaic or , dialect
1Below; downward.
Example sentences
  • He then draws it alow; twofold is the reason why he must draw it alow.
  • Stained and morning-breathèd, we woke in Atocha, to puissant concussions alow the ground.
1.1 Nautical In or into the lower part of a ship, e.g., down from the rigging, or below deck.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, if you don't mind, I'd like to go alow and rest down in your cabin.


Late Middle English (in nautical use since the early 16th century): from a-2 'on' + low1.

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