not high/tall1 not high or tall; not far above the grounda low wall/building/tablea low range of hillslow cloudsflying at low altitudeThe sun was low in the sky. antonym high
near bottom2 at or near the bottom of somethinglower back painthe lower slopes of the mountaintemperatures in the low 60s (= no higher than 61–63°) antonym high
clothing3 not high at the necka dress with a low neckline see also low-cut
level/value4 also low- (often in compounds) below the usual or average amount, level, or valuelow priceslow-income familiesa low-cost airlinethe lowest temperature ever recordeda low level of unemploymentYogurt is usually very low in fat.low-fat yogurtlow-tar cigarettes antonym high5 having a reduced amount or not enough of somethingThe reservoir was low after the long drought.Our supplies are running low (= we only have a little left).They were low on fuel.
sound6 not high; not loudThe cello is lower than the violin.They were speaking in low voices. antonym high
standard7 below the usual or expected standardstudents with low grades on their examsa low standard of living antonym high
status8 below other people or things in importance or statuslow forms of life (= creatures with a very simple structure)jobs with low statusTraining was given a very low priority.the lower classes of society antonym high
depressed9 weak or depressed; with very little energy synonym downI'm feeling really low.They were in low spirits.
opinion10 [usually before noun] not very good synonym poorShe has a very low opinion of her own abilities. antonym high
not honest11 (of a person) not honest synonym disreputableHe mixes with some pretty low types.
light12 not bright synonym dimThe lights were low and romance was in the air.
in vehicle13 if a vehicle is in low gear, it travels at a slower speed in relation to the speed of the engine
phonetics14 (phonetics) = open
at a low ebb
in a poor state; worse than usualMorale among teachers is at a low ebb.at a low ebb
be brought low(old-fashioned) to lose your wealth or your high position in societybe brought low
a high/low profile
the amount of attention someone or something has from the publicThis issue has had a high profile in recent months.I advised her to keep a low profile for the next few days (= not to attract attention).a high profilea low profile
lay someone low
if someone is laid low by/with an injury or illness, they feel very weak and are unable to do muchlay low
the lowest of the low
people who are not respected at all because they are dishonest, immoral, or not at all importantthe lowest of the low