Thursday 17 September 2009


We are looking for meanings and association with LOW (S.LOW)... not sure what the S stands for yet.

Suggesitons by Thomas Bjelkeborn:

- S(upa).LOW(dness), as in less is more
- S(erenity).LOW(ly), as in a (small) piece of (art) mind(s)
- S(erendipity).LOW(key), future art for a downsized modern life
- S(ave).LOW, as in recycle to revive the thin air of the sublime

- Going from Low to S.low, my ways of crashing through life
- Do you know about slow food, it started in italy, you produce everything localy and take it slow, downsize. It's been spreading over the world.
-LOW as in Bowie's album


slow |slō|
1 moving or operating, or designed to do so, only at a low speed; not quick or fast : a time when diesel cars were slow and noisy | a slow dot-matrix printer.
• taking a long time to perform a specified action : she was a slow reader | [with infinitive ] large organizations can be slow to change.
• lasting or taking a long time : a slow process | the journey home was slow.
• [ attrib. ] not allowing or intended for fast travel : the slow lane.
• (of a playing field) likely to make the ball bounce or run slowly or to prevent competitors from traveling fast.
2 [ predic. or as complement ] (of a clock or watch) showing a time earlier than the correct time : the clock was five minutes slow.
3 not prompt to understand, think, or learn : he's so slow, so unimaginative. See note at stupid .
4 uneventful and rather dull : a slow and mostly aimless narrative.
• (of business) with little activity; slack : sales were slow.
5 Photography (of a film) needing long exposure.
• (of a lens) having a small aperture.
6 (of a fire or oven) burning or giving off heat gently : bake the dish in a preheated slow oven.

at a slow pace; slowly : the train went slower and slower | [in combination ] a slow-moving river.
verb [ intrans. ]
reduce one's speed or the speed of a vehicle or process : the train slowed to a halt | investment has slowed down | [ trans. ] he slowed the car.
• ( slow down/up) live or work less actively or intensely : I wasn't feeling well and had to slow down.

slow but sure not quick but achieving the required result eventually : a slow but sure increase in the price of gold.
slowish adjective
slowness noun
ORIGIN Old English slāw [slow-witted, sluggish,] of Germanic origin.

USAGE The word slow is normally used as an adjective (: a slow learner; | the journey was slow ). It is also used as an adverb in certain specific contexts, including compounds such as | slow-acting and | slow-moving and in the expression | go slow . Other adverbial use is informal and usually regarded as nonstandard, as in he drives too slow and | go as slow as you can. In such contexts, standard English uses slowly instead. The use of slow and slowly in this respect contrasts with the use of fast, which is completely standard in use as both an adjective and an adverb; there is no word ' fastly.'

low 1 |lō|
1 of less than average height from top to bottom or to the top from the ground : the school is a long, low building | a low table.
• situated not far above the ground, the horizon, or sea level : the sun was low in the sky.
• located at or near the bottom of something : low back pain | there were stunted trees low down on the ridge.
• Baseball (of a pitched ball) below a certain level, such as the batter’s knees, as it comes across home plate, and thus outside the strike zone.
• (of a river or lake) below the usual water level; shallow.
• (of latitude) near the equator.
• (of women's clothing) cut so as to reveal the neck and the upper part of the breasts : the low neckline of her blouse | [in combination ] a low-cut black dress.
• Phonetics (of a vowel) pronounced with the tongue held low in the mouth; open.
• (of a sound or note) deep : his low, husky voice.
2 below average in amount, extent, or intensity; small : bringing up children on a low income | shops with low levels of staff and service | cook over low heat.
• (of a substance or food) containing smaller quantities than usual of a specified ingredient : vegetables are low in calories | [in combination ] low-fat spreads.
• (of a supply) small or reduced in quantity : food and ammunition were running low.
• having a small or reduced quantity of a supply : they were low on fuel.
• (of a sound) not loud : they were told to keep the volume very low.
3 ranking below other people or things in importance or class : jobs with low status | training will be given low priority.
• (of art or culture) considered to be inferior in quality and refinement : the dual traditions of high and low art.
• less good than is expected or desired; inferior : the standard of living is low.
• unscrupulous or dishonest : practice a little low cunning | low tricks.
• (of an opinion) unfavorable : he had a low opinion of himself.
4 depressed or lacking in energy : I was feeling low.
a low point, level or figure : his popularity ratings are at an all-time low.
• a particularly bad or difficult moment : the highs and lows of an actor's life.
• informal a state of depression or low spirits.
• an area of low atmospheric pressure; a depression.
1 in or into a low position or state : she pressed on, bent low to protect her face.
2 quietly : we were talking low so we wouldn't wake Dean.
• at or to a low pitch : the sopranos have to sing rather low.
the lowest of the low the people regarded as the most immoral or socially inferior of all.
lowness noun
ORIGIN Middle English : from Old Norse lágr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch laag, also to lie 1 .

• Law section (of an act).
• shilling(s).
• Grammar singular.
• Chemistry solid.
• (in genealogies) son(s).
Chemistry denoting electrons and orbitals possessing zero angular momentum and total symmetry : s-electrons. [ORIGIN: s from sharp, originally applied to lines in atomic spectra.]
(in mathematical formulae) distance.