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Low vs. Small

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Lowadjective

Situated close to, or even below, the ground or another normal reference plane; not high or lofty.

‘standing on low ground}}’; ‘a low shelf’;

Smalladjective

Not large or big; insignificant; few in number.

‘A small serving of ice cream.’; ‘A small group.’; ‘He made us all feel small.’;

Lowadjective

Pertaining to (or, especially of a language: spoken in) in an area which is at a lesser elevation, closer to sea level (especially near the sea), than other regions.

‘Low German’;

Smalladjective

(figuratively) Young, as a child.

‘Remember when the children were small?’;

Lowadjective

Below the batter's knees.

‘the pitch (or: the ball) was low’;

Smalladjective

Minuscule or lowercase, referring to written letters.

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Lowadjective

Of less than normal height; below the average or normal level from which elevation is measured.

‘a low bow}}’;

Smalladjective

Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; paltry; mean.

Lowadjective

Not high in status, esteem, or rank, dignity, or quality. vulgar.}}

‘low birth}}’; ‘Now that was low even for you!’;

Smalladjective

Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short.

‘a small space of time’;

Lowadjective

Humble, meek, not haughty.

Smalladverb

In a small fashion.

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Lowadjective

Disparaging; assigning little value or excellence.

‘She had a low opinion of cats. He took a low view of dogs.’;

Smalladverb

In or into small pieces.

Lowadjective

Being a nadir, a bottom.

‘the low point in her career’;

Smalladverb

(obsolete) To a small extent.

Lowadjective

Depressed in mood, dejected, sad.

‘low spirits’;

Smallnoun

(rare) Any part of something that is smaller or slimmer than the rest, now usually with anatomical reference to the back.

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Lowadjective

Lacking health or vitality, strength or vivacity; feeble; weak.

‘a low pulse’; ‘made (or: laid) low by sickness’;

Smallverb

To make little or less.

Lowadjective

Small, not high (in amount or quantity, value, force, energy, etc).

‘My credit union charges a low interest rate.’; ‘Jogging during a whiteout, with such low temperatures and low visibility, is dangerous.’; ‘The store sold bread at low prices, and milk at even lower prices.’; ‘The contractors gave a low estimate of the costs.’; ‘low cholesterol’; ‘a low voltage wire’; ‘a low number’;

Smallverb

(intransitive) To become small; to dwindle.

Lowadjective

Having a small or comparatively smaller concentration of (a substance, which is often but not always linked by "in" when predicative).

‘diets low in vitamin A}}’;

Smalladjective

Having little size, compared with other things of the same kind; little in quantity or degree; diminutive; not large or extended in dimension; not great; not much; inconsiderable; as, a small man; a small river.

‘To compareGreat things with small.’;

Lowadjective

Depleted, or nearing deletion; lacking in supply.

‘running low on cash’;

Smalladjective

Being of slight consequence; feeble in influence or importance; unimportant; trivial; insignificant; as, a small fault; a small business.

Lowadjective

Simple in complexity or development; (in several set phrases) favoring simplicity; (see e.g. low church, Low Tory).

‘low protozoan animals, low cryptogamic plants, and other low organisms’;

Smalladjective

Envincing little worth or ability; not large-minded; - sometimes, in reproach, paltry; mean.

‘A true delineation of the smallest man is capable of interesting the greatest man.’;

Lowadjective

(in several set phrases) Being near the equator.

‘the low northern latitudes’;

Smalladjective

Not prolonged in duration; not extended in time; short; as, after a small space.

Lowadjective

(acoustics) Grave in pitch, due to being produced by relatively slow vibrations (wave oscillations); flat.

‘The note was too low for her to sing.’; ‘Generally, European men have lower voices than their Indian counterparts.’;

Smalladjective

Weak; slender; fine; gentle; soft; not loud.

Lowadjective

Quiet; soft; not loud.

‘They spoke in low voices so I would not hear what they were saying.’; ‘Why would you want to play heavy metal at such a low volume?’;

Smalladverb

In or to small extent, quantity, or degree; little; slightly.

Lowadjective

(phonetics) Made with a relatively large opening between the tongue and the palate; made with (part of) the tongue positioned low in the mouth, relative to the palate.

Smalladverb

Not loudly; faintly; timidly.

‘You may speak as small as you will.’;

Lowadjective

(card games) Lesser in value than other cards, denominations, suits, etc.

‘a low card’;

Smallnoun

The small or slender part of a thing; as, the small of the leg or of the back.

Lowadjective

(archaic) Not rich, seasoned, or nourishing; plain, simple.

‘a low diet’;

Smallnoun

Smallclothes.

Lowadjective

Designed for a slow (or the slowest) speed.

‘low' gear’;

Smallnoun

Same as Little go. See under Little, a.

Lownoun

Something that is low; a low point.

‘You have achieved a new low in behavior, Frank.’; ‘Economic growth has hit a new low.’;

Smallverb

To make little or less.

Lownoun

The minimum value attained by some quantity within a specified period.

‘Unemployment has reached a ten-year low.’;

Smallnoun

the slender part of the back

Lownoun

A depressed mood or situation.

‘He is in a low right now’;

Smallnoun

a garment size for a small person

Lownoun

(meteorology) An area of low pressure; a depression.

‘A deep low is centred over the British Isles.’;

Smalladjective

limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent;

‘a little dining room’; ‘a little house’; ‘a small car’; ‘a little (or small) group’; ‘a small voice’;

Lownoun

The lowest-speed gearing of a power-transmission system, especially of an automotive vehicle.

‘Shift out of low before the car gets to eight miles per hour.’;

Smalladjective

limited in size or scope;

‘a small business’; ‘a newspaper with a modest circulation’; ‘small-scale plans’; ‘a pocket-size country’;

Lownoun

(card games) The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.

Smalladjective

low or inferior in station or quality;

‘a humble cottage’; ‘a lowly parish priest’; ‘a modest man of the people’; ‘small beginnings’;

Lownoun

(slang) (usually accompanied by "the") a cheap, cost-efficient, or advantageous payment or expense.

‘He got the brand new Yankees jersey for the low.’;

Smalladjective

not fully grown;

‘what a big little boy you are’; ‘small children’;

Lownoun

A flame; fire; blaze.

Smalladjective

too small to be seen except under a microscope

Lownoun

Barrow, mound, tumulus.

Smalladjective

not large but sufficient in size or amount;

‘a modest salary’; ‘modest inflation’; ‘helped in my own small way’;

Lownoun

A hill.

Smalladjective

(of a voice) faint;

‘a little voice’; ‘a still small voice’;

Lowadverb

Close to the ground.

Smalladjective

slight or limited; especially in degree or intensity or scope;

‘a series of death struggles with small time in between’;

Lowadverb

Of a pitch, at a lower frequency.

Smalladjective

made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth);

‘her comments made me feel small’;

Lowadverb

With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently.

‘to speak low’;

Smalladjective

lowercase;

‘little a’; ‘small a’; ‘e.e.cummings's poetry is written all in minuscule letters’;

Lowadverb

Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply.

‘He sold his wheat low.’;

Smalladjective

have fine or very small constituent particles;

‘a small misty rain’;

Lowadverb

In a low mean condition; humbly; meanly.

Smalladverb

on a small scale;

‘think small’;

Lowadverb

In a time approaching our own.

Lowadverb

(astronomy) 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.

‘The moon runs low, i.e. comparatively near the horizon when on or near the meridian.’;

Lowverb

To depress; to lower.

Lowverb

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Lowverb

(intransitive) To moo.

‘The cattle were lowing.’;

Lowverb

To burn; to blaze.

Low

strong imp. of Laugh.

Lowverb

To make the calling sound of cows and other bovine animals; to moo.

‘The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea.’;

Lowverb

To burn; to blaze.

Lowverb

To depress; to lower.

Lownoun

The calling sound ordinarily made by cows and other bovine animals.

‘Talking voices and the law of herds.’;

Lownoun

A hill; a mound; a grave.

Lownoun

Fire; a flame; a light.

Lownoun

The lowest trump, usually the deuce; the lowest trump dealt or drawn.

Lowadjective

Occupying an inferior position or place; not high or elevated; depressed in comparison with something else; as, low ground; a low flight.

Lowadjective

Not rising to the usual height; as, a man of low stature; a low fence.

Lowadjective

Near the horizon; as, the sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and six in summer.

Lowadjective

Sunk to the farthest ebb of the tide; as, low tide.

Lowadjective

Beneath the usual or remunerative rate or amount, or the ordinary value; moderate; cheap; as, the low price of corn; low wages.

Lowadjective

Not loud; as, a low voice; a low sound.

Lowadjective

Depressed in the scale of sounds; grave; as, a low pitch; a low note.

Lowadjective

Made, as a vowel, with a low position of part of the tongue in relation to the palate; as, ă (ăm), ạ (ạll). See Guide to Pronunciation, 5, 10, 11.

Lowadjective

Near, or not very distant from, the equator; as, in the low northern latitudes.

Lowadjective

Numerically small; as, a low number.

Lowadjective

Wanting strength or animation; depressed; dejected; as, low spirits; low in spirits.

Lowadjective

Depressed in condition; humble in rank; as, men of low condition; the lower classes.

‘Why but to keep ye low and ignorant ?’;

Lowadjective

Mean; vulgar; base; dishonorable; as, a person of low mind; a low trick or stratagem.

Lowadjective

Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or diction; as, a low comparison.

‘In comparison of these divine writers, the noblest wits of the heathen world are low and dull.’;

Lowadjective

Submissive; humble.

Lowadjective

Deficient in vital energy; feeble; weak; as, a low pulse; made low by sickness.

Lowadjective

Moderate; not intense; not inflammatory; as, low heat; a low temperature; a low fever.

Lowadjective

Smaller than is reasonable or probable; as, a low estimate.

Lowadjective

Not rich, high seasoned, or nourishing; plain; simple; as, a low diet.

Lowadverb

In a low position or manner; not aloft; not on high; near the ground.

Lowadverb

Under the usual price; at a moderate price; cheaply; as, he sold his wheat low.

Lowadverb

In a low or mean condition; humbly; meanly.

Lowadverb

In time approaching our own.

‘In that part of the world which was first inhabited, even as low down as Abraham's time, they wandered with their flocks and herds.’;

Lowadverb

With a low voice or sound; not loudly; gently; as, to speak low.

‘The . . . odorous windBreathes low between the sunset and the moon.’;

Lowadverb

With a low musical pitch or tone.

‘Can sing both high and low.’;

Lowadverb

In subjection, poverty, or disgrace; as, to be brought low by oppression, by want, or by vice.

Lowadverb

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.

Lownoun

an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation;

‘a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow’;

Lownoun

British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)

Lownoun

a low level or position or degree;

‘the stock market fell to a new low’;

Lownoun

the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving

Lowverb

make a low noise, characteristic of bovines

Lowadjective

less than normal in degree or intensity or amount;

‘low prices’; ‘the reservoire is low’;

Lowadjective

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’;

Lowadjective

very low in volume;

‘a low murmur’; ‘the low-toned murmur of the surf’;

Lowadjective

unrefined in character;

‘low comedy’;

Lowadjective

used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency

Lowadjective

of the most contemptible kind;

‘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’;

Lowadjective

low or inferior in station or quality;

‘a humble cottage’; ‘a lowly parish priest’; ‘a modest man of the people’; ‘small beginnings’;

Lowadjective

no longer sufficient;

‘supplies are low’; ‘our funds are depleted’;

Lowadjective

subdued or brought low in condition or status;

‘brought low’; ‘a broken man’; ‘his broken spirit’;

Lowadjective

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’;

Lowadjective

being the gear producing the lowest drive speed;

‘use first gear on steep hills’;

Lowadverb

in a low position; near the ground;

‘the branches hung low’;

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