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lowan
/loh"euhn/, n. See mallee fowl. [1860-65; < Wemba-Wemba (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Swan Hill, Victoria) lauan] * * *
lowball
/loh"bawl'/, n. 1. Cards. a game of draw poker in which the player having the lowest-ranking hand wins the pot. v.t. 2. to deliberately estimate a lower price for (a service or ...
lowbeam
low beam n. The beam of a vehicle's headlight that provides short-range illumination. * * *
lowblood pressure
low blood pressure n. Hypotension. * * *
lowblow
low blow n. 1. Sports. An illegal blow in boxing that lands below the opponent's waist. 2. An unscrupulous attack; an insult. * * *
lowborn
/loh"bawrn"/, adj. of humble birth. [1175-1225; ME lohiboren. See LOW1, BORN] * * *
lowboy
/loh"boy'/, n. U.S. Furniture. a low chest of drawers on short legs, resembling the lower part of a highboy. [1705-15; LOW1 + BOY] * * * ▪ furniture       antiquarian ...
lowbred
/loh"bred"/, adj. characterized by or characteristic of low or vulgar breeding; ill-bred; coarse. [1750-60; LOW1 + BRED] Syn. unrefined, rude. Ant. noble. * * *
lowbrow
—lowbrowism, n. n. /loh"brow'/; adj. /loh"brow"/ n. 1. a person who is uninterested, uninvolved, or uneducated in intellectual activities or pursuits. adj. 2. being a lowbrow: ...
lowbush blueberry
/loh"boosh'/ a shrub, Vaccinium angustifolium, of eastern North America, having small, white flowers and blue-black fruit. [1855-60, Amer.; LOW1 + BUSH1] * * *
LowChurch
Low Church n. A group in the Anglican Church that minimizes the episcopacy, priesthood, and sacraments and favors evangelical doctrines, polity, and usages.   Lowʹ-Churchʹ ...
lowcomedy
low comedy n. Comedy characterized by slapstick, burlesque, and horseplay. * * *
LowCountries
Low Countries A region of northwest Europe comprising Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. * * *
lowcountry
low country n. A low-lying area of land, especially the coastal plains of the Carolinas and Georgia.   lowʹ-coun'try (lōʹkŭn'trē) adj. * * *
Lowden, Frank Orren
▪ American politician born Jan. 26, 1861, Sunrise City, Minn., U.S. died March 20, 1943, Tucson, Ariz.       American lawyer and politician, governor of Illinois ...
lowdown
n. /loh"down'/; adj. /loh"down"/, Informal. n. 1. the real and unadorned facts; the true, secret, or inside information (usually prec. by the): We gave them the lowdown on the ...
lowe
/loh/, v.i. lowed, lowing. Brit. Dial. low3. * * *
Lowe, Alexander Stewart
▪ 2000       American mountaineer who combined agility with strength and stamina to climb some of the world's most formidable and highest rock and ice faces; some of his ...
Lowe, Doug
▪ British athlete byname of  Douglas Gordon Arthur Lowe   born Aug. 7, 1902, Manchester, Eng. died March 30, 1981       English middle-distance runner who won gold ...
Lowe, Edward
▪ 1996       U.S. entrepreneur and marketer of the absorbent clay granules that he sold under the name Kitty Litter, an invention that made him a multimillionaire (b. ...
Lowe, Jacques
▪ 2002       German-born American photographer (b. Jan. 24, 1930, Cologne, Ger.—d. May 12, 2001, New York, N.Y.), served as Pres. John F. Kennedy's campaign and ...
Lowe, Sir Hudson
▪ British general born July 28, 1769, Galway, County Galway, Ire. died Jan. 10, 1844, London, Eng.  British general, governor of St. Helena when Napoleon I was held captive ...
Lowell
/loh"euhl/, n. 1. Abbott Lawrence /ab"euht/, 1856-1943, political scientist and educator: president of Harvard University 1909-33. 2. his sister, Amy, 1874-1925, U.S. poet and ...
Lowell Observatory
the astronomical observatory, situated in Flagstaff, Arizona, at which Pluto was discovered in 1930. [named after P. LOWELL] * * *
Lowell, A Lawrence
▪ American educator born Dec. 13, 1856, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Jan. 6, 1943, Boston       American lawyer and educator, president of Harvard University from 1909 to ...
Lowell, Amy
born Feb. 9, 1874, Brookline, Mass., U.S. died May 12, 1925, Brookline U.S. critic and poet. Born into the prominent Lowell family of Boston, she devoted herself to poetry at ...
Lowell, Francis Cabot
born April 7, 1775, Newburyport, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 10, 1817, Boston U.S. businessman. Born into a prominent Massachusetts family, Lowell closely studied the British textile ...
Lowell, James Russell
born Feb. 22, 1819, Cambridge, Mass., U.S. died Aug. 12, 1891, Cambridge U.S. poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He received a law degree from Harvard but chose not to ...
Lowell, Josephine Shaw
▪ American social worker née Shaw born Dec. 16, 1843, West Roxbury, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 12, 1905, New York, N.Y.       American charity worker and social reformer, ...
Lowell, Percival
born March 13, 1855, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Nov. 12, 1916, Flagstaff, Ariz. U.S. astronomer. He was born into a distinguished Boston family. In the 1890s he built a private ...
Lowell, Robert
orig. Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Jr. born March 1, 1917, Boston, Mass., U.S. died Sept. 12, 1977, New York, N.Y. U.S. poet. Lowell was a descendant of a distinguished family ...
Lowell, Robert Traill Spence,Jr.
Lowell, Robert Traill Spence, Jr. 1917-1977. American poet whose works include Life Studies (1959) and The Dolphin (1973), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. * * *
Lowell, Robert, Jr.
▪ American poet in full  Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Jr.  born March 1, 1917, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. died September 12, 1977, New York, New York       American ...
Lowell,Abbott Lawrence
Lowell, Abbott Lawrence. 1856-1943. American educator and president (1909-1933) of Harvard University. He wrote Essays on Government (1889) and Conflicts of Principle (1932). * * ...
Lowell,Amy
Lowell, Amy. 1874-1925. American poet. A leader of the imagists, she wrote several volumes of poetry, including Sword Blades and Poppy Seed (1914). * * *
Lowell,James Russell
Lowell, James Russell. 1819-1891. American editor, poet, and diplomat. He edited the Atlantic Monthly (1857-1861) and served as U.S. minister to Spain (1877-1880) and Great ...
Lowell,Percival
Lowell, Percival. 1855-1916. American astronomer. He founded the Lowell Observatory in Arizona (1894), where his studies of Mars led him to believe that the planet was ...
lower
lower1 —lowerable, adj. /loh"euhr/, v.t. 1. to cause to descend; let or put down: to lower a flag. 2. to make lower in height or level: to lower the water in a canal. 3. to ...
lower apsis
/loh"euhr/. See under apsis (def. 1). * * *
Lower Austria
/loh"euhr/ a province in NE Austria. 1,439,137; 7092 sq. mi. (18,370 sq. km). * * *
lower bound
/loh"euhr/, Math. an element less than or equal to all the elements in a given set: The numbers 0 and 1 are lower bounds of the set consisting of 1, 2, and 3. * * *
Lower Burma
▪ geographical division, Myanmar       historical and geographic division of Burma (Myanmar), referring to the southern coastal and delta region on the Bay of Bengal and ...
Lower Burrell
/loh"euhr berr"euhl, bur"-/ a city in SW Pennsylvania. 13,200. * * *
Lower California
/loh"euhr/. See Baja California. * * *
Lower Canada
/loh"euhr/ former name of Quebec province 1791-1841. * * * ▪ historical region, Canada       in Canadian history, the region in Canada now known as Quebec. It was ...
Lower Canada Rebellion
/loh"euhr/ an uprising of 1837, quickly crushed by the British militia, against the British colonial administration in Quebec. * * *
lower case
/loh"euhr/, Print. See under case2 (def. 8). [1675-85] * * *
lower chamber
/loh"euhr/. See lower house. [1880-85] * * *
Lower Chinook
/loh"euhr/ an extinct Chinookan language that was spoken by tribes on both banks of the Columbia River estuary. * * *
lower class
/loh"euhr/ 1. a class of people below the middle class, having the lowest social rank or standing due to low income, lack of skills or education, and the like. 2. (broadly) ...
lower criticism
/loh"euhr/ a form of Biblical criticism having as its purpose the reconstruction of the original texts of the books of the Bible. Also called textual criticism. Cf. higher ...
lower deck
/loh"euhr/, Naut. 1. the lowermost deck in a hull having two or three decks. 2. the deck next above the lowermost, or orlop, deck in a hull having four or more decks. [1700-10] * ...
Lower Depths, The
/loh"euhr/ a play (1902) by Maxim Gorki. * * *
Lower East Side
a poor district of New York City in south-east Manhattan(1). It includes Little Italy around Mulberry Street, Chinatown, with Canal Street at its centre, and the Jewish area ...
Lower Egypt
/loh"euhr/. See under Egypt. * * * ▪ geographical division, Egypt Arabic  Mịsr Baḥrī,         geographic and cultural division of Egypt consisting primarily of ...
lower forty-eight
lower forty-eight the forty-eight conterminous states of the United States: a term used mainly by Alaskans: usually written lower 48 * * *
lower fungus
/loh"euhr/, Mycol. any of various fungi that do not produce well-organized fruiting bodies and primarily reproduce asexually, as the chytrids. [1895-1900] * * *
lower hold
/loh"euhr/, Naut. the lowermost hold space in a hull having 'tween decks or a shelter deck. * * *
lower house
/loh"euhr/ one of two branches of a legislature, generally more representative and with more members than the upper branch. [1570-80] * * *
Lower Hutt
▪ New Zealand       city, southern North Island, New Zealand, about 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Wellington. It is the major business centre for the highly urbanized ...
Lower Klamath Lake
/loh"euhr/. See under Klamath Lakes. * * *
Lower Lakes
/loh"euhr/ (sometimes l.c.) Chiefly Canadian. Lakes Erie and Ontario, the southernmost Great Lakes. * * *
lower mast
/loh"euhr/, Naut. the lowermost spar of a compound mast, stepped in the hull of a vessel and carrying a topmast and any other upper spars. * * *
Lower Merion
/loh"euhr mer"ee euhn/ a town in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. 59,651. * * *
Lower Michigan
/loh"euhr/ the southern part of Michigan, S of the Strait of Mackinac. Also called Lower Peninsula. * * *
lower middle class
n [sing + sing/pl v] (also the lower middle classes [pl]) n the class of people in British society, especially in the past, between working class and middle class, such as office ...
lower middle classes
➡ lower middle class * * *
Lower Palatinate
/loh"euhr/. See under Palatinate (def. 1). * * *
Lower Paleolithic
/loh"euhr/. See under Paleolithic. * * *
Lower Saxony
/loh"euhr/ a state in NW Germany. 7,162,000; 18,294 sq. mi. (47,380 sq. km). Cap.: Hanover, German, Niedersachsen. * * * ▪ state, Germany German  Niedersachsen    Land ...
lower school
/loh"euhr/ a school that is preparatory to one on a more advanced level. [1855-60] * * *
Lower Silurian
Lower Silurian n. former name for ORDOVICIAN * * *
lower sixth
➡ sixth form * * *
Lower Slobbovia
/loh"euhr sleuh boh"vee euh, slo-/ any place considered to be remote, poor, or unenlightened. [after an imaginary country of that name in the comic strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp; ...
Lower Southampton
▪ Pennsylvania, United States       township, Bucks county, southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S., just northeast of Philadelphia. Many of the early settlers were English ...
lower vascular plant
▪ biology Introduction formerly  pteridophyte,  also called  vascular cryptogam,         any of the spore-bearing vascular plants, including the ferns, club mosses, ...
lower world
/loh"euhr/ 1. Class. Myth, the regions of the dead, conceived of as lying beneath the surface of the earth; Hades; the underworld. 2. the earth, as distinguished from the ...
lower-class
/loh"euhr klas", -klahs"/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the lower class: lower-class values. [1890-95] * * *
lower-middle-class
➡ lower middle class * * *
lowerbound
low·er bound (lōʹər) n. A number less than or equal to any number in a set. * * *
LowerCalifornia
Lower California See Baja California. * * *
LowerCanada
Lower Canada The southern, mainly French-speaking portion of Quebec, Canada, from 1791 until 1841, when it was reunited with Upper Quebec to form the present-day province of ...
LowerCarboniferous
Lower Carboniferous n. See Mississippian. * * *
lowercase
/loh"euhr kays"/, adj., v., lowercased, lowercasing, n. adj. 1. (of an alphabetical letter) of a particular form often different from and smaller than its corresponding capital ...
lowercaseletter
lowercase letter n. A letter written or printed in a size smaller than and often in a form differing from its corresponding capital letter.   [From their storage in the lower of ...
lowerclass
low·er class (lōʹər) n. The socioeconomic class or classes of lower than middle rank in a society.   lowʹer-classʹ (lōʹər-klăsʹ) adj. * * *
lowerclassman
/loh"euhr klas"meuhn, -klahs"-/, n., pl. lowerclassmen. underclassman. [LOWER1 + CLASS + MAN1] Usage. See -man. * * *
lowercriticism
low·er criticism (lōʹər) n. Critical study, especially of the Bible, that attends chiefly to the words of the work being examined, exploring their meaning and seeking to ...
LowerEast Side
Lower East Side See East Side. * * *
LowerEgypt
Lower Egypt The part of ancient Egypt comprising the Nile River delta. It was united with Upper Egypt c. 3100 B.C. * * *


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