What does Below mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneathadverb

    in or to a place that is lower

  2. belowadverb

    at a later place

    "see below"

  3. below, infraadverb

    (in writing) see below

    "vide infra"

  4. downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor, belowadverb

    on a floor below

    "the tenants live downstairs"

  5. under, belowadverb

    further down

    "see under for further discussion"


  1. belowadverb

    in a lower place.

  2. belowadverb

    on a lower storey.

  3. belowadverb

    further down.

  4. belowadverb

    on a lower deck.

  5. belowadverb

    below zero.

  6. belowpreposition

    lower in spatial position than

    The treasure is buried two meters below the ground.

  7. belowpreposition

    lower in value than

    The temperature is below zero.

  8. belowpreposition

    downstream of

  9. belowpreposition

    south of

  10. belowpreposition

    unsuitable to the rank or dignity of

    Such petty behavior is below me.

  11. belowpreposition

    downstage of

  12. Etymology: From bilooghe, from bi “by” + looghe “low”.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Belowadverb

    To men standing below on the ground, those that be on the top of Paul’s, seem much less than they are, and cannot be known; but, to men above, those below seem nothing so much lessened, and may be known. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 205.

    The upper regions of the air perceive the collection of the matter of the tempests and winds before the air here below; and therefore the obscuring of the smaller stars, is a sign of tempest following. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 818.

    His sultry heat infects the sky;
    The ground below is parch’d, the heav’ns above us fry. Dryd.

    This said, he led them up the mountain’s brow,
    And shews them all the shining fields below. Dryden.

    And let no tears from erring pity flow,
    For one that’s bless’d above, immortaliz’d below. Edmund Smith, To the Memory of J. Philips.

    The fairest child of Jove,
    Below for ever sought, and bless’d above. Matthew Prior.

    The gladsome ghosts in circling troops attend,
    Delight to hover near; and long to know
    What bus’ness brought him to the realms below. John Dryden, Æn.

    When suff’ring saints aloft in beams shall glow,
    And prosp’rous traitors gnash their teeth below. Thomas Tickell.

  2. Belowprep.

    Etymology: from be and low.

    He’ll beat Ausidius’ head below his knee,
    And tread upon his neck. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    The noble Venetians think themselves equal at least to the electors of the empire, and but one degree below kings. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    His Idylliums of Theocritus are as much below his Manilius, as the fields are below the stars. Henry Felton, on the Classicks.

    ’Tis much below me on his throne to sit;
    But when I do, you shall petition it. John Dryden, Indian Emp.


  1. below

    Below generally refers to something or someone located at a lower position or level in comparison to another object or reference point. It can also refer to an inferior or lesser quantity, quality, rank, or status. Additionally, it can describe a situation or condition that is less favorable, lower in value, or of lesser importance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Below

    under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee

  2. Below

    inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality

  3. Below

    unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath

  4. Belowadverb

    in a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath

  5. Belowadverb

    on the earth, as opposed to the heavens

  6. Belowadverb

    in hell, or the regions of the dead

  7. Belowadverb

    in court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the trial below

  8. Belowadverb

    in some part or page following


  1. Below

    Below is a 2002 World War II horror film directed by David Twohy. It was written by Lucas Sussman, Darren Aronofsky and David Twohy, and stars Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Matthew Davis, Holt McCallany, Scott Foley, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Flemyng and Dexter Fletcher. It was filmed on location in Lake Michigan and at Pinewood Studios.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Below

    be-lō′, prep. beneath in place, rank, or quality: underneath: not worthy of.—adv. in a lower place: (fig.) on earth, or in hell, as opposed to heaven. [Pfx. be-, and adj. Low.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. below

    The opposite of on or 'pon deck. Generally used to distinguish the watch on deck, and those off the watch.

Editors Contribution

  1. Below

    Down, or under something.

    Submitted by rinat on April 13, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BELOW

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Below is ranked #23397 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Below surname appeared 1,087 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Below.

    79.9% or 869 total occurrences were White.
    14.9% or 162 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Below' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1115

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Below' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2330

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Below' in Adverbs Frequency: #114

Anagrams for Below »

  1. bowel

  2. elbow

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Below in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Below in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Below in a Sentence

  1. Maria Van Kerkhove:

    I’m struck by how people actually are wearing masks wearing a mask below your chin is useless. And it gives you a false sense of security that you have something on that is protecting you. It will not ... Basically, we are asking everyone to play a part in this.

  2. Vincent Stewart:

    We have to do something very different than we've been doing in the past, they've got to get more trainers below the corps level ... or they have to get more personnel on the ground.

  3. Christian Stocker:

    It's highly likely that the ECB will announce plans to purchase government bonds worth at least 500 billion euros, a number below that will disappoint markets and might trigger a sell-off in equities.

  4. Gift Gugu Mona:

    There is nothing above or below you, which God does not know.

  5. Robert Davies:

    It has to be affordable for consumers. All developers of new nuclear plants know they must come in at a price well below that of Hinkley Point C, once the reactor design has approval, post GDA, we will have a clearer steer on the total cost of the project.

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