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English definition of “low”

low

adjective (LEVEL)    /ləʊ/ US  /loʊ/
A2 below the usual level : Temperatures are very low for the time of year . The big supermarket offers the lowest prices in town . These people are living on relatively low incomes . There is a tremendous need for more low- cost housing . a low- fat diet low- alcohol beer Vegetables are generally low in (= do not contain many) calories .Under and below A2 producing only a small amount of sound , heat , or light : They spoke in low voices so I would not hear what they were saying. Turn the oven to a low heat . Soft music was playing and the lights were low.Weakness and vulnerability B2 of bad quality , especially when referring to something that is not as good as it should be: low standards I have rather a low opinion of him. She has very low self-esteem .Not of good qualityRubbish and wasteInformal words for bad Grammar:Low or short?We use low for things which are not high, or which are close to the ground or to the bottom of something:
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