low-lying
adjective Date: 1856 1. rising relatively little above the base of measurement <
low-lying hills
>
2. lying below the normal level, surface, or the base of measurement or mean elevation <
low-lying clouds
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • low-lying — [lō′lī′iŋ] adj. 1. having little or no elevation above a surface or level, esp. ground level or sea level [low lying hills, low lying flood plains] 2. lying below the usual altitude or level [low lying clouds] …   English World dictionary

  • low-lying — adj. 1. having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level; as, low lying clouds. [WordNet 1.5] 2. at a low elevation above sea level. Syn: sea level. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low-lying — adj low lying land is not far above the level of the sea ▪ Vast areas of low lying land have been flooded …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • low-lying — adjective in a position which is close to the level of the ocean or the ground: low lying areas low lying cloud …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low-lying — low′ ly ing adj. 1) cvb lying near sea level or the ground surface: low lying land[/ex] 2) cvb lying below the usual elevation or altitude • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • low-lying — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ at low altitude above sea level …   English terms dictionary

  • low-lying — adjective 1. having a small elevation above the ground or horizon or sea level (Freq. 1) low lying clouds • Similar to: ↑low 2. lying below the normal level a low lying desert • Syn: ↑sea level …   Useful english dictionary

  • low-lying — ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Low lying land is at, near, or below sea level. Sea walls collapsed, and low lying areas were flooded …   English dictionary

  • low-lying — adjective 1 low lying land is not far above the level of the sea 2 below the usual level: low lying mist …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • low-lying — UK / US adjective in a position which is close to the level of the sea or the ground low lying areas low lying cloud …   English dictionary

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