a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low" British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow" less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoire is low" used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf" unrefined in character; "low comedy" in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low
If something is low, it is close to the ground, to sea level, or to the bottom of something. He bumped his head on the low beams It was late afternoon and the sun was low in the sky They saw a government war plane make a series of low-level bombing raids
A low gear is one in which the pedals move rapidly compared to the speed of the wheels Low gears are achieved by using small chainwheels and large rear sprockets Low gears are used for climbing hills, or for starting up from a stop
Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem
You can use low to indicate that something is small in amount or that it is at the bottom of a particular scale. You can use phrases such as in the low 80s to indicate that a number or level is less than 85 but not as little as
The lowest price at which a security has traded during the current (or most recent) trading session
subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit"
Something that is low measures only a short distance from the bottom to the top, or from the ground to the top. the low garden wall that separated the front garden from next door She put it down on the low table The Leisure Center is a long and low modern building
If you are lying low, you are hiding or not drawing attention to yourself. Far from lying low, Kuti became more outspoken than ever
low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes
In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice
In a path near the equator, so that the declination is small, or near the horizon, so that the altitude is small; said of the heavenly bodies with reference to the diurnal revolution; as, the moon runs low, that is, is comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian
low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or diction; as, a low comparison
Low is used to describe people who are not considered to be very important because they are near the bottom of a particular scale or system. She refused to promote Colin above the low rank of `legal adviser'. high
Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages
The stock price has moved up or down by more than 10 percent in a month in fewer than 8 of the past 24 months
A type of motorcycle crash when both tires lose traction and the motorcycle falls onto its side and slides across the tarmac. The rider typically falls off at ground level after the machine has fallen over and begun to slide. Thus low siding
(Elektrik, Elektronik) A low-pass filter is a filter that passes low frequency signals but attenuates (reduces the amplitude of) signals with frequencies higher than the cutoff frequency. The actual amount of attenuation for each frequency varies from filter to filter. It is sometimes called a high-cut filter, or treble cut filter when used in audio applications
A region of northwest Europe comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. another name for the Netherlands, a country in northwestern Europe, bordered by Belgium, Germany and the North Sea. It is called the Low Countries because the land is mostly flat, and some parts are below sea level. Coastal region, northwestern Europe, consisting of Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Known as the Low Countries because much of the land along the North Sea is below or at sea level, they are often called the Benelux countries, from the initial letters of their names
A low key image is distinguished by overall dark tones To obtain an effective low key picture, it is important that subject details should not melt into the dark background; the black parts should provide contrast to the few white parts or highlight areas
Referring to an audio signal that has a much lower strength than line level Usually it is the microphone level signals, although it can be referring to line level signals if they are being compared to speaker level
Pertaining to the 'coal face', 'shop floor', 'grass roots'or 'OPERATIONAL', as opposed to HIGH LEVEL or STRATEGIC For CONSULTANTS this is the boring end of SERVICE DELIVERY, as you might encounter patients, users, customers, patrons, etc who complain that your new BUSINESS MODEL doesn't work Also used to imply that matters are unimportant and is thus used as bluffery by GATEKEEPERS who want to deflect pesky reporters or investigators who are near the BOTTOM of an ISSUE and are asking specific, tricky and incriminating questions, as in 'it's only low-level, there's nothing interesting here for you, please run off' (Added December 2002)
disapproval People sometimes use low life to refer in a disapproving way to people who are involved in criminal, dishonest, or immoral activities, or to these activities. the sort of low-life characters who populate this film
At the coast, low tide is the time when the sea is at its lowest level because the tide is out. The causeway to the island is only accessible at low tide. high tide. the time when sea water is at its lowest level high tide
[ lO ] (intransitive verb.) before 12th century. From Middle English lowe, lohe, lāh, from Old Norse lāgr (“low”), from Proto-Germanic *lēgaz, *lēgjaz (“lying, flat, situated near the ground, low”), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (“to lie”). Cognate with Scots laich (“low”), Danish lav (“low”), Icelandic lágur (“low”), West Frisian leech (“low”), North Frisian leeg, liig (“low”), Dutch laag (“low”), German läge (“lying, low”). More at lie.
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