Meaning of lowly

low•ly

Pronunciation: (lō'lē), [key]
— adj., adv. -li•er, -li•est,
—adj.
  1. humble in station, condition, or nature: a lowly cottage.
  2. low in growth or position.
  3. humble in attitude, behavior, or spirit; meek.
—adv.
  1. in a low position, manner, or degree: a lowly placed shelf.
  2. in a lowly manner; humbly.
  3. in a quiet voice; softly: to converse lowly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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