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low

adjective
adverb
noun
verb
phrases
adjective
1 adjective not high in value or numberíseal adj1  c m uthe temperature was low bhí an teocht íseallow interest rates rátaí ísle úisthe temperature is in the low twenties tá an teocht sna fichidí íslethe rent is lower tá an cíos níos ísle cook on a low heat (also cook over a low heat) COOK cócaráil ar theas íseal 2 adjective near bottom of list or hierarchyíseal adj1  c m uwe finished the season in a low position in the league bhíomar íseal sa tsraith ag deireadh an tséasúir, bhíomar gar do bhun na sraithe ag deireadh an tséasúireducation is low on the list of priorities tá an t-oideachas ag bun an liosta tosaíochtaí, is beag tosaíocht a thugtar don oideachas
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3 adjective comparatively poor, inferiordona adj3  c m udroch- prefthe standard of play was low bhí droch-chaighdeán imeartha ann, bhí caighdeán na himeartha go dona 4 adjective containing relatively littlear bheagán  c m ubeag- prefa low cholesterol diet aiste bia nach bhfuil mórán colaistéaróil inti, aiste bia ar bheagán colaistéaróillow-fat food bia beagmhéathraisthis milk is lower in fat tá níos lú méathrais sa bhainne seo, bainne é seo nach bhfuil mórán saille ann 5 adjective little remaininggann adj1  c m ufood and drink are running low tá bia agus deoch ag éirí gannthey were low in money bhí ganntanas airgid orthu, bhí siad ar an ngannchuid ó thaobh airgid de 6 adjective especially ELECTRIC producing little brightness, energyíseal adj1  c m ulag adj1  c m uturn the lamp down low ísligh an solas ar an lampa, ísligh an lampathe batteries are running low tá na cadhnraí beagnach ídithe, tá na ceallraí ag éirí lag 7 adjective at great distance from highest point; not deepíseal adj1  c m utanaí adj3  c m uthe river was low ní raibh mórán uisce san abhainn, bhí an t-uisce san abhainn tanaí, bhí an t-uisce san abhainn ísealthe tide was low bhí lag trá ann, bhí sé ina dhíthrá, bhí sé ina iarthrá 8 adjective of a small, or smaller than usual, heightíseal adj1  c m uthey built a low wall around the house thóg siad balla íseal timpeall an tí 9 adjective depressed, lacking in confidencehe was feeling low bhí sé in ísle brí, bhí sé lagbhríoch, bhí sé íseal ann féinshe had low expectations about her results ní raibh sí ag dúil le torthaí maithe, bhí sí ag súil le drochthorthaí, cheap sí gur drochthorthaí a gheobhadh síhe has a low opinion of the media níl mórán measa aige ar na meáin, is beag meas atá aige ar na meáinshe has low self-esteem is beag féinmhuinín atá aici, níl mórán féinmhuiníne aici 10 adjective not loudíseal adj1  c m ufann adj1  c m ufaon adj1  c m uher voice was very low bhí a glór an-íseal 11 adjective MUS, PHYS towards bottom end of musical rangeíseal adj1  c m uhe played a lower note sheinn sé nóta níos ísle 12 adjective FASH exposing neck and chestíseal adj1  c m uher dress had a low neck bhí muineál íseal ar a gúna, bhí a gúna íseal ar a bráid 13 adjective dishonest, unfairsuarach adj1  c m ucloíte adj3  c m utáir adj1  c m uit's pretty low of him to say that is suarach an mhaise dó é sin a ráthat's a low trick to pull is cloíte an beart é sin, is beart suarach é sin
adverb
14 adverb of level, positioníseal  c m uthe value of the shares are lower today tá luach na scaireanna níos ísle inniuthe price of computers is much lower now tá praghas ríomhairí i bhfad níos ísle anois, tá ríomhairí i bhfad níos saoire anois 15 adverb especially ELECTRIC producing little brightness, energygo híseal  c m ugo lag  c m uthe lamp is turned down low tá an lampa casta go híseal 16 adverb near to ground, horizon etcgo híseal  c m uthe sun was low in the sky bhí an ghrian go híseal sa spéirthey live low down in the valley tá siad ina gcónaí in íochtar an ghleanna, tá siad ina gcónaí thíos sa ghleann 17 adverb so as to be near to ground, horizon etcgo híseal  c m uthe geese flew low over the lake d'eitil na géanna go híseal thar an lochhe bent down low to look under the bed chrom sé síos ar fad chun féachaint faoin leaba 18 adverb so as to be not very loudgo híseal  c m uos íseal  c m ugo ciúin  c m uhe spoke low and I asked him to say it again labhair sé go híseal agus d'iarr mé air é a rá arís, labhair sé i gcogar agus d'iarr mé air é a rá arís 19 adverb so as to be dishonest, unfair to stoop so low (also to sink so low) bheith chomh suarach sin, bheith chomh tútach sin, bheith chomh táir sinshe hadn't expected him to sink so low níor mheas sí go n-éireodh sé chomh suarach sinhow could you stoop so low to steal money from her? nach náireach an mhaise duit airgead a ghoid uaithi?, cén chaoi a bhféadfá bheith chomh suarach agus go ngoidfeá airgead uaithi?
noun
20 noun of level on scaleíseal masc1  c m urates are at a record low of 1% tá na rátaí ag 1%, an ráta is ísle riamhthe temperature was at a low of 2 degrees bhí an teocht chomh híseal le 2 chéim 21 noun MET depressionlagrach masc1  c m uarea of low pressure réimse lagbhrú 22 noun depression, lack of confidenceI was experiencing a low at that time bhí mé in ísle brí san am, bhí beaguchtach orm ag an amhe has his share of highs and lows bíonn sé thuas seal, thíos seal 23 noun cow soundgéim fem2  c m ubúir fem2  c m u
verb
24 verb INTRANSITIVEgéim verb  c m ubúir verb  c m ushe heard the cows lowing chuala sí na ba ag géimneach
phrases

to be laid low

she was laid low with a heavy cold bhí sí sínte ag drochshlaghdán, bhí sí cnagtha ag drochshlaghdán

the lowest of the low

1 most despicablena suaracháin is measaan dream is suaraí amuigh 2 of social classan chosmhuintiran ísealaicme

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