Adjective "alow" definition and examples

(Alow may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈləʊ/

Definitions and examples

adverb

Below; downwards.
  1. 'He then draws it alow; twofold is the reason why he must draw it alow.'
  2. 'Then, with all her sails, light and heavy, and studding sails on each side, alow and aloft, she is the most glorious moving object in the world.'

More definitions

1. below decks.

2. (on a square-rigged sailing ship) in the lower rigging, specifically, below the lower yards (opposed to aloft).

More examples(as adjective)

"representations can be alow."

"conditions can be alow."

Origin

(alow)Late Middle English: from a- ‘on’ + low.