from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lying close to water or ground level: low-lying coastal areas.
- adj. Situated below the normal height or altitude: low-lying deserts of central Arizona.
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- adj. Referring to places that are lower than nearby areas.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level.
- adj. at a low elevation above sea level.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level
- adj. lying below the normal level
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The town is characterized by low-lying adobe houses like this one, on lots of an acre or more; vineyards and apple orchards; and livestock fields.
In the Marshallese language spoken by the Micronesians of Bikini Atoll, bikini is a compound word formed of pik, meaning “flat surface”—in reference to the low-lying form of the coral reef atoll, as opposed to the mountainous shapes of islands formed by volcanoes—and ni, “coconut.”
Who one earth would want to live on a low-lying flood plain in a zone known for its earthquakes?
The rain has stopped, but rivers are still rising and overflowing into low-lying communities as the water moves toward the ocean.
The man watched him go, limping grotesquely and lurching forward with stammering gait up the slow slope toward the soft sky-line of the low-lying hill.
To the left, on the rose-leaf rim of the low-lying hills, smouldered the sleepy sun, which saw no sleep that night nor was destined to see sleep for many nights to come.
California must lie, but could see nothing save low-lying fog-banks — the same fog, doubtless, that had brought about the disaster to the Martinez and placed me in my present situation.
He stands on the edge of a huge wasteland that used to be the low-lying part of the city.
He stands on the edge of a wasteland that used to be the low-lying part of the city.
The Volna rocket had risen out of the water, flown through the sky, and pierced the low-lying clouds.