Definitions for: Lowly


[adj] of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
[adj] inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
[adj] used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
[adj] low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"



Webster (1913) Definition: Low"ly, a. [Compar. Lowlier; superl. Lowliest.]
[Low, a. + -ly.]
1. Not high; not elevated in place; low. ``Lowly lands.''
--Dryden.

2. Low in rank or social importance.

One common right the great and lowly claims. --Pope.

3. Not lofty or sublime; humble.

These rural poems, and their lowly strain. --Dryden.

4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free
from pride.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am
meek and lowly in heart. --Matt. xi.
29.


Low"ly, adv.
1. In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly. ``Be lowly
wise.'' --Milton.

2. In a low condition; meanly.

I will show myself highly fed, and lowly taught.
--Shak.

Synonyms: base, baseborn, humble, inferior, junior, junior-grade, low, lowborn, lower, lower-ranking, menial, modest, petty(a), secondary, small, subaltern, subordinate, unskilled

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