• (British) IPA: /bɪˈləʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /bəˈloʊ/
  1. Lower in spatial position than.
    The treasure is buried two meters below the surface.
  2. (legal) Within the writing of a given document which follows a particular appearance of the word "below".
    "By their execution hereof, the Parties incur a legal obligation to pass consideration under this Loan Contract as is set forth below."
  3. Lower in value, price, rank or concentration than.
    • 1705 (revised 1718), Joseph Addison, Remarks on Several Parts of Italy
      one degree below kings
    The temperature is below zero.
  4. Downstream of.
  5. South of.
  6. Unsuitable to the rank or dignity of; beneath.
    • 1670, John Milton, The History of Britain, […] , London: Printed by J.M. for James Alleſtry, […] , OCLC 78038412 ↗:
      They beheld, with a just loathing and disdain, […] how below all history the persons and their actions were.
    • who thinks no fact below his regard
    Such petty behavior is below me.
  7. (stage directions) Downstage of.
    • 1952, Frederick Knott, Dial "M" for Murder, 1954 Dramatists Play Service acting edition, act 1, scene 1:
      Below the sofa is a low, round coffee table.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: abaixo de, menos de/que
  • Russian: ни́же
  • Portuguese: a jusante de
  • Portuguese: a sul de
  • Russian: южне́е
Translations Adverb

below (not comparable)

  1. In a lower place.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], OCLC 752825175 ↗:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ […] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window at the old mare feeding in the meadow below by the brook, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, […].
  2. On a lower storey.
  3. Further down.
  4. (nautical) On a lower deck.
    the landlubbers lying down below
  5. (of a temperature) Below zero.
Synonyms Antonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: sotto zero
  • Russian: ни́же

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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