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Definition 1: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is a kind of ...) a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

(... is part of low) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 2: a low level or position or degree - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the stock market fell to a new low

(low is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 3: British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is an instance of ...) a person who draws cartoons

Definition 4: an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is a kind of ...) a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally

(... is part of low) (meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

Definition 5: make a low noise, characteristic of bovines - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is a kind of ...) express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

"She let out a big heavy sigh" "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

Definition 6: literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • low ceilings
  • low clouds
  • low hills
  • the sun is low
  • low furniture
  • a low bow

(low is similar to ...) lower than average

"lowset ears" "a stocky low-set animal"

(low is similar to ...) with head or back bent low

"a deep bow"

(low is similar to ...) of plants that grow relatively low to the ground

(low is similar to ...) occurring at a relatively low altitude

"a low-level strafing run"

(low is similar to ...) having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level

"low-lying clouds"

(low is similar to ...) located below or beneath something else

"nether garments" "the under parts of a machine"

(low is similar to ...) having a low center of gravity; built low to the ground

(means also ...) low in stature; not tall

"he was short and stocky" "short in stature" "a short smokestack" "a little man"

(means also ...) of or characteristic of low rank or importance

(means also ...) being or moving lower in position or less in some value

"lay face down" "the moon is down" "our team is down by a run" "down by a pawn" "the stock market is down today"

(... are attributes of low) the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

Definition 7: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • low prices
  • the reservoir is low

(low is similar to ...) lowered in value

"the dollar is low" "a debased currency"

(low is similar to ...) lower than previously

"the market is depressed" "prices are down"

(low is similar to ...) not intense

"low-level radiation"

(low is similar to ...) well below normal (especially in price)

(means also ...) of or characteristic of low rank or importance

(... are attributes of low) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 8: used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) of or being the lowest female voice

(low is similar to ...) lower in range than tenor and higher than bass

"a baritone voice" "baritone oboe"

(low is similar to ...) having or denoting a low vocal or instrumental range

"a deep voice" "a bass voice is lower than a baritone voice" "a bass clarinet"

(low is similar to ...) pitched an octave below normal bass instrumental or vocal range

"contrabass or double-bass clarinet"

(low is similar to ...) sounding as if pronounced low in the throat

"a rich throaty voice"

(... are attributes of low) the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

Definition 9: in a low position; near the ground - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the branches hung low

Definition 10: of the most contemptible kind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • abject cowardice
  • a low stunt to pull
  • a low-down sneak
  • his miserable treatment of his family
  • You miserable skunk!
  • a scummy rabble
  • a scurvy trick

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) deserving of contempt or scorn

Definition 11: filled with melancholy and despondency - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
  • gloomy predictions
  • a gloomy silence
  • took a grim view of the economy
  • the darkening mood
  • 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

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) affected or marked by low spirits

"is dejected but trying to look cheerful"

Definition 12: subdued or brought low in condition or status - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • brought low
  • a broken man
  • his broken spirit

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

"a humble apology" "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"

Definition 13: low or inferior in station or quality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a humble cottage
  • a lowly parish priest
  • a modest man of the people
  • small beginnings

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) of or characteristic of low rank or importance

Definition 14: no longer sufficient - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • supplies are low
  • our funds are depleted

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement

"insufficient funds"

Definition 15: very low in volume - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a low murmur
  • the low-toned murmur of the surf

Synonyms for low in the sense of this definition

(low is similar to ...) (of sound) relatively low in volume

"soft voices" "soft music"

Definition 16: unrefined in character - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where low or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • low comedy

(low is similar to ...) (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth

"how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"

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