low [1] ADJECTIVE 1) of less than average height. 2) situated not far above the ground, horizon, etc. 3) below average in amount, extent, or intensity. 4) lacking importance, prestige, or quality; inferior. 5) (of a sound) deep. 6) (of a sound) not loud. 7) unfavourable: a low opinion. 8) depressed or lacking energy. 9) unscrupulous or dishonest.
NOUN 1) a low point, level or figure. 2) an area of low barometric pressure.
ADVERB 1) in or into a low position or state. 2) quietly or at a low pitch.
DERIVATIVES lowish adjective lowness noun.
ORIGIN Old Norse, related to LIE(Cf. ↑lie).
low [2] VERB (of a cow) moo.
NOUN a moo.
ORIGIN Old English.

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