Meaning of alow in English:


Pronunciation /əˈləʊ/


  • 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.’


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