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Meaning of LOWELL

Pronunciation:  'lowul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  United States educator and president of Harvard University (1856-1943)
  2. [n]  United States poet (1874-1925)
  3. [n]  United States astronomer whose studies of Mars led him to conclude that Mars was inhabited (1855-1916)
  4. [n]  United States poet (1917-1977)

LOWELL is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Abbott Lawrence Lowell, Amy Lowell, Percival Lowell, Robert Lowell, Robert Traill Spence Lowell Jr.
 See Also: astronomer, educator, pedagogue, poet, stargazer, uranologist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
8. A small catch or fastening held or closed by means of a
   spring, or one which closes with a snapping sound, as the
   catch of a bracelet, necklace, clasp of a book, etc.

9. (Zo["o]l.) A snap beetle.

10. A thin, crisp cake, usually small, and flavored with
    ginger; -- used chiefly in the plural.

11. Briskness; vigor; energy; decision. [Colloq.]

12. Any circumstance out of which money may be made or an
    advantage gained. [Slang]

{Snap back} (Football), the act of snapping back the ball.

{Snap beetle}, or {Snap bug} (Zo["o]l.), any beetle of the
   family {Elaterid[ae]}, which, when laid on its back, is
   able to leap to a considerable height by means of a
   thoracic spring; -- called also {snapping beetle}.

{Snap flask} (Molding), a flask for small work, having its
   sides separable and held together by latches, so that the
   flask may be removed from around the sand mold.

{Snap judgment}, a judgment formed on the instant without

{Snap lock}, a lock shutting with a catch or snap.

{Snap riveting}, riveting in which the rivets have snapheads
   formed by a die or swaging tool.

{Snap shot}, a quick offhand shot, without deliberately
   taking aim.