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. Victor Suarez:

    Over the past 25 years, the government allowed corn, wheat, sorghum, soy, milk and other products to be imported below production costs.

  2. Chief Executive Peter Coleman:

    If we're sitting here in a year's time and oil is still below $45, then I think the seeds of structural change have been well sown and then you'll start to see shoots coming up around that. But it'll probably take six to 12 months before we start to see anything material, of significance.

  3. Corey Gordon:

    There are 15 million children living at or below poverty, and there are approximately 30 million students who are receiving free and reduced lunch through the federal program.

  4. Avtar Sandu:

    We know that the process of rebalancing is taking place now, but there is still an overhang in oil and this will time, the market had moved up to $50 quite fast, so we might go down and see whether there is anything below $40.

  5. Hannah Cunliffe:

    There is lots of negative news from China, North Korea and indeed almost all of the emerging markets... After last year's good performance we were bound to see a pull-back. Companies will remain cautious in their outlook when they present Oct – Dec 2015 earnings, the Nikkei will trade below its 2015 high for most of this year.

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