Meaning of alow in English:

alow

Pronunciation /əˈləʊ/

adverb

  • 1 archaic, dialect Below; downwards.

    ‘cries came from alow and aloft’
    • ‘He then draws it alow; twofold is the reason why he must draw it alow.’
    • ‘Stained and morning-breathèd, we woke in Atocha, to puissant concussions alow the ground.’
    melancholy, misery, sadness, unhappiness, sorrow, woe, gloom, gloominess, dejection, downheartedness, despondency, dispiritedness, low spirits, heavy-heartedness, moroseness, discouragement, despair, desolation, dolefulness, moodiness, pessimism, hopelessness
    1. 1.1Nautical archaic On or near the deck of a ship.
      • ‘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.’

Origin

Late Middle English from a-‘on’ + low.