1. Not high; not elevated in place; low. Lowly lands.
2. Low in rank or social importance. One common right the great and lowly claims. (Pope)
3. Not lofty or sublime; humble. These rural poems, and their lowly strain. (Dryden)
4. Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for i am meek and lowly in heart. (Matt. Xi. 29)
Origin: low, _ -ly.