What does below mean?

Definitions for below
bɪˈloʊbe·low

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word below.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath(adverb)

    in or to a place that is lower

  2. below(adverb)

    at a later place

    "see below"

  3. below, infra(adverb)

    (in writing) see below

    "vide infra"

  4. downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor, below(adverb)

    on a floor below

    "the tenants live downstairs"

  5. under, below(adverb)

    further down

    "see under for further discussion"

Wiktionary

  1. below(Adverb)

    in a lower place.

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

  2. below(Adverb)

    on a lower storey.

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

  3. below(Adverb)

    further down.

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

  4. below(Adverb)

    on a lower deck.

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

  5. below(Adverb)

    below zero.

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

  6. below(Preposition)

    lower in spatial position than

    The treasure is buried two meters below the ground.

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

  7. below(Preposition)

    lower in value than

    The temperature is below zero.

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

  8. below(Preposition)

    downstream of

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

  9. below(Preposition)

    south of

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

  10. below(Preposition)

    unsuitable to the rank or dignity of

    Such petty behavior is below me.

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

  11. below(Preposition)

    downstage of

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

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. Below(adverb)

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

  5. Below(adverb)

    on the earth, as opposed to the heavens

  6. Below(adverb)

    in hell, or the regions of the dead

  7. Below(adverb)

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

  8. Below(adverb)

    in some part or page following

Freebase

  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  

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 »

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How to say below in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Goldman Sachs ' Jeffrey Currie:

    Historically, once storage capacity is breached across all crude and products, supply must be brought back below demand immediately.

  2. Willi Glee:

    I like Malcolm X's quote, 'The South is any place below the Canadian border.'.

  3. Michael Garcia:

    Finding Earth's largest shield volcano in the 21st Century is a surprising discovery, but then we know more about the surface of Mars than what is below the ocean on Earth, we are still discovering things about our physical planet that we did not know. There is still much to learn about planet Earth.

  4. Robert Bleischwitz:

    The fans in front help to produce an air cushion, because the wing is tilted like a wedge and so the air is trapped below the wing surface and like a hovercraft it can elevate up at the beginning, so it can really lift off at nearly zero speed. And later you can tilt these thrusters in the front to get into a more streamlined, so which is then in the performance, better. So you use tillable rotors in the front to lift off at lower speed and fly at higher speed.

  5. Paul Lister:

    It is fair to say that the industry had not considered structural integrity of buildings as a risk, you would look inside the building, but not onto the floor above or below. You would see all the certificates, however these with Rana Plaza were later proved to be false. I don't think industry anticipated those buildings would collapse.

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