alow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a reduced form of on low.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

alow (not comparable)

  1. (now chiefly Scotland) Low down. [from 14th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.8:
      Sometimes aloft he layd, sometimes alow, / Now here, now there, and oft him neare he mist […].
  2. (nautical) Towards the lower part of a vessel; towards the lower rigging or the decks. [from 16th c.]
    • 1859, James Fenimore Cooper, The Red Rover: A Tale:
      I think you said something concerning the manner in which yonder ship has anchored, and of the condition they keep things alow and aloft?

Preposition[edit]

alow

  1. (Scotland) Below.

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