Definition of low-lying in English:



  • At low altitude above sea level.

    ‘flooding problems in low-lying areas’
    • ‘Inland wetlands are common on floodplains along rivers and streams and in other low-lying areas.’
    • ‘Many vineyards planted in low-lying valleys alongside rice fields have high water-tables and a high risk of flooding.’
    • ‘The Mimika region is largely a low-lying swamp intersected by rivers on Irian Jaya's southern coastal area.’
    • ‘They also say that urban sprawl on hillsides and in low-lying areas has been allowed to grow out of control.’
    • ‘The low-lying, marshy land has been improved by drainage over the past generation.’
    • ‘More parts of the city, which has already seen its dyke breached and low-lying areas swamped, have been flooded.’
    • ‘Shallow pools were then dug in low-lying land along the rivers at Sraghmore a mile away and on the winter freezes provided the ice.’
    • ‘A big problem is that salt water has contaminated a lot of wells in the low-lying areas when this tidal wave came in.’
    • ‘The Tuamotus are a group of low-lying atolls that form part of French Polynesia.’
    • ‘The most dramatic effect would be an increase in sea levels due to melting of the polar ice caps causing many low-lying costal areas to flood.’
    • ‘Breeding habitat is mostly inland around low-lying marshy areas near lakes.’
    • ‘A spokeswoman warned river levels are high and with further rainfall forecast there may be some flooding on low-lying land near to rivers.’
    • ‘Tuvalu is one of dozens of low-lying islands threatened with rising sea levels.’
    • ‘The coastal region of the Humber estuary is low-lying and gradually eroding inland.’
    • ‘On Fiji's low-lying islands, salt water intrusion can come from above as well as below.’
    • ‘Many a low-lying island in the Pacific and Indian Oceans faces the very real threat of slipping beneath the sea.’
    • ‘Heavy rain over the weekend brought flooding to low-lying ground on the outskirts of the historic city and to a city centre car park and river walks.’
    • ‘Sea level rises will follow, catastrophically for many low-lying countries.’
    • ‘The objectors say the problem is that Iburndale Beck runs alongside the land and the area is a low-lying flood plain.’
    • ‘The area of low-lying swamp or marsh, as revealed through archaeology, is shown in brown.’
    low-lying, ground-level, sea-level, flat
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/ˈlō ˈˌlīiNG/