low clouds

clouds which are close to the surface of the Earth

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • low clouds — Those with a base below approximately 6000 ft (2 km). Stratus, nimbostratus, stratocumulus, cumulus, and sometimes cumulonimbus fall into this category …   Aviation dictionary

  • low — low1 [lō] adj. [ME lah < ON lagr, akin to MDu lage, MLowG læge < IE base * legh , LIE1] 1. a) of little height or elevation; not high or tall b) not far above the ground [low clouds] 2. depress …   English World dictionary

  • low — low1 W1S1 [ləu US lou] adj comparative lower superlative lowest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(small amount/level/value)¦ 2¦(height)¦ 3¦(standards/quality)¦ 4¦(supply)¦ 5¦(sound)¦ 6¦(light)¦ 7¦(heat)¦ 8¦(batt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • low — 1 adjective 1 NOT HIGH a) having a top that is not far above the ground: He jumped over the low wall. | a long low building b) at a point that is not far above the ground: low clouds | Put the books on the lowest shelf. c) below the usual height …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • low — low1 [ lou ] adjective *** ▸ 1 small in height ▸ 2 small in amount ▸ 3 unhappy, lacking energy ▸ 4 voice/sound: quiet/deep ▸ 5 unfair/dishonest ▸ 6 about clothes 1. ) small in height or smaller than the usual height: a low wall/bridge/building a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low — I UK [ləʊ] / US [loʊ] adjective Word forms low : adjective low comparative lower superlative lowest *** 1) small in height, or smaller than the usual height a low wall/bridge/building a) not far above the ground The plane was very low. low clouds …   English 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 — [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-pressure area — This depiction of the Hadley cell shows the process which sustains low pressure areas. Diverging winds aloft allow for lower pressure and convergence at the Earth s surface, which leads to upward motion. A low pressure area, or low , is a region… …   Wikipedia

  • Low pressure area — A low pressure area, or low , is a region where the atmospheric pressure is lower in relation to the surrounding area. Tropical storms, extratropical cyclones, subpolar cyclones, and subarctic cyclones are called low pressure cells.Lows are… …   Wikipedia

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