Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lying close to water or ground level.
  • adjective Situated below the normal height or altitude.

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

  • adjective having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level.
  • adjective at a low elevation above sea level.

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

  • adjective Referring to places that are lower than nearby areas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level
  • adjective lying below the normal level

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • 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.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • The rain has stopped, but rivers are still rising and overflowing into low-lying communities as the water moves toward the ocean.

    Australia's 'Biblical' Floods Turn Deadly

  • The rain has stopped, but rivers are still rising and overflowing into low-lying communities as the water moves toward the ocean.

    Australia's 'Biblical' Floods Turn Deadly

  • The rain has stopped, but rivers are still rising and overflowing into low-lying communities as the water moves toward the ocean.

    Australia's 'Biblical' Floods Turn Deadly

  • Who one earth would want to live on a low-lying flood plain in a zone known for its earthquakes?

    Matthew Yglesias » Chile Earthquake

  • The rain has stopped, but rivers are still rising and overflowing into low-lying communities as the water moves toward the ocean.

    Australia's 'Biblical' Floods Turn Deadly

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