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1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language

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LOW, a.

1. Not high or elevated; depressed below any given surface or place. Low ground or land, is land below the common level. Low is opposed to high, and both are relative terms. That which is low with respect to one thing, may be high with respect to another. A low house would be a high fence. A low flight for an eagle, would be a high flight for a partridge.

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

3. Declining near the horizon. The sun is low at four o'clock in winter, and at six in summer.

4. Deep; descending far below the adjacent ground; as a low valley.

The lowest bottom shook of Erebus.

5. Sunk to the natural level of the ocean by the retiring of the tide; as low water.

6. Below the usual rate or amount, or below the ordinary value; as a low price of corn; low wages.

7. Not high or loud; as a low voice.

8. Grave; depressed in the scale of sounds; as a low note.

9. Near or not very distant from the equator; as a low latitude. We say, the low southern latitudes; the high northern latitudes.

10. Late in time; modern as the lower empire.

11. Dejected; depressed in vigor; wanting strength or animation; as low spirits; low in spirits. His courage is low.

12. Depressed in condition; in a humble state.

Why but to keep you low and ignorant?

13. Humble in rank; in a mean condition; as men of high and low condition; the lower walks of life; a low class of people.

14. Mean; abject; groveling; base; as a person of low mind.

15. Dishonorable; mean; as a low trick or stratagem.

16. Not elevated or sublime; not exalted in thought or diction; as a low comparison; a low metaphor; low language.

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

17. Vulgar; common; as a low education.

18. Submissive; humble; reverent.

And pay their fealty with low subjection.

But first low reverence done.

19. Weak; exhausted of vital energy. His disease has brought him very low.

20. Feeble; weak; without force; as a low pulse.

21. Moderate; not inflammatory; as a low fever.

22. Moderate; not intense; as a low heat; a low temperature.

23. Impoverished; in reduced circumstances. The rich are often reduced to a low condition.

24. Moderate; as a low calculation or estimate.

25. Plain; simple; not rich, high seasoned or nourishing; as a low diet.

LOW, adv.

1. Not aloft; not on high; often in composition; as low-brow'd rocks.

2. Under the usual price; at a moderate price. He sold his wheat low.

3. Near the ground; as, the bird flies very low.

4. In a mean condition; in composition; as a low-born fellow; a low-born lass.

5. In time approaching our own.

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

6. With a depressed voice; not loudly; as, speak low.

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

LOW, v.t. To sink; to depress. [Not used.]

LOW, v.i. [L. lugeo, to weep, the sense of which is, to cry out.]

To bellow, as an ox or cow.

The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea.

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About 1828

First dictionary of the American Language!

Noah Webster, the Father of American Christian education, wrote the first American dictionary and established a system of rules to govern spelling, grammar, and reading. This master linguist understood the power of words, their definitions, and the need for precise word usage in communication to maintain independence. Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions.

This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies.

No other dictionary compares with the Webster's 1828 dictionary. The English language has changed again and again and in many instances has become corrupt. The American Dictionary of the English Language is based upon God's written word, for Noah Webster used the Bible as the foundation for his definitions. This standard reference tool will greatly assist students of all ages in their studies. From American History to literature, from science to the Word of God, this dictionary is a necessity. For homeschoolers as well as avid Bible students it is easy, fast, and sophisticated.


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