Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or to a low place, or a lower part; below; down: opposed to aloft.
  • Afire; in a flame.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Below; in a lower part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb nautical below; towards the lower part of the rigging, or towards the decks
  • adjective nautical in the lower part of the rigging, or on the decks

Etymologies

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Middle English

Examples

  • Once, however, I was not ordered "alow," but "aloft;" once I was allowed to have my fill of climbing.

    Ran Away to Sea

  • Much smaller form factors for computers and the use of Cloud networking will alow seat back screens that will be used by passengers to connect to thier virtual PC to conduct all kinds of buisiness and seek all kinds of entertainment content.

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  • Yes | No | Report from sarg wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago yohan, alow charge will not flame cut a backstrap, only hot loads, but with the Rear sight milled in and flame cutting in the front the backstrap was probly getting very weak, but yes, a can detinate with disasterous results ... low charge, if the powder get away from the primer,

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  • The guys not up for reelection for a while, I thought that would alow him to satisfy his moderate desires at will.

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  • Yes | No | Report from sarg wrote 10 weeks 5 days ago yohan, alow charge will not flame cut a backstrap, only hot loads, but with the Rear sight milled in and flame cutting in the front the backstrap was probly getting very weak, but yes, a can detinate with disasterous results ... low charge, if the powder get away from the primer,

    An Expert Gunsmith on Over-Pressure Rounds and Exploding Handguns

  • These air centers will be able to serve the new generation of larger Lighter more fuel efficient aircraft which will alow for bost cost savings and better seating and more amenities like in flight WI-fi return to onboard phone capapability via the Wi-fi connection.

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  • Theres some evidence from Singapore that small city staates with excellent geographic location for a port that alow some people to raise within the regimes ranks by merit manage to grow their gdp in the global top 10 with an authoritarian regime.

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  • So saying, Captain MacElrath turned and glanced aft, aloft and alow, and the pilot, following his gaze, saw the mute but convincing explanation of that loss of time.

    THE SEA FARMER

  • Since the compeittive market idear demands very smart consumers and producers it would be nice to alow the investors a brain as well. yank_in_oz says:

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  • We should all be greatful to him and alow him to continue on with healthcare for everyone in the USA as well!

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  • Lower than aloft, but not tweendecks either. See usage note on passaree.

    February 24, 2008

  • The call "Alow, There" from the masthead to the deck may have contributed to the rapid acceptance of "hello" as a greeting in the late 19th century.

    December 15, 2009