What does below mean?

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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"


  1. below(Adverb)

    in a lower place.

  2. below(Adverb)

    on a lower storey.

  3. below(Adverb)

    further down.

  4. below(Adverb)

    on a lower deck.

  5. below(Adverb)

    below zero.

  6. below(Preposition)

    lower in spatial position than

    The treasure is buried two meters below the ground.

  7. below(Preposition)

    lower in value than

    The temperature is below zero.

  8. below(Preposition)

    downstream of

  9. below(Preposition)

    south of

  10. below(Preposition)

    unsuitable to the rank or dignity of

    Such petty behavior is below me.

  11. below(Preposition)

    downstage of

  12. Origin: 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


  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.

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

How to pronounce below?

  1. Alex
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How to say below in sign language?

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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. Deputy Interior Minister Roberto Campa:

    We're well below that.

  2. Jennifer Vail:

    We're a little below consensus.

  3. Kristin Matheny:

    If it's below 70 degrees, I'm cold.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    No man is above the law and no man below it.

  5. Donald Selkin:

    You don't want oil prices to go back below $30.

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