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 »

  1. bowel, elbow

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    Karen
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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. Alexandre Baradez:

    At $72 a barrel, we're well below the pain threshold for many companies in the sector, however, it's pretty good news for the energy-hungry sectors such as airlines.

  2. The Guardian:

    Sometimes we will have a good 40 or 50 below spell for a week or two at a time. So you’re either going to love it or hate it, I suppose.

  3. Dan Ivascyn:

    Although we expect headline inflation( year-over-year) to trough below the zero bound in the next few months, this is more than reflected in TIPS valuations.

  4. Bruce Stoff:

    It was 5 degrees below zero this morning when I woke up, everyone in the Northeast is beaten by winter now, and we're dreaming of being someplace that is warm.

  5. Michael Feroli:

    The moderation in job gains over the past two months may mark the beginning of the slow deceleration to a sustainable pace of job gains, which we estimate to be around or a little below 100,000 per month.

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