Definition of alow in English:

alow

adverb

dialect, archaic
  • 1Below; 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
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    1. 1.1Nautical 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.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, if you don't mind, I'd like to go alow and rest down in your cabin.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

alow

/əˈləʊ/