below

be|low [ bı`lou ] function word ***
Below can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun):
The lake is almost 900 feet below sea level.
as an adverb (without a following noun):
I heard someone calling from the street below.
1. ) in a lower place or position:
Someone was having a party in the apartment below.
a gunshot wound below the left shoulder
a ) in a later part of a piece of writing:
This suggestion is discussed in more detail below.
For further information, see below.
b ) in or into the lower part of a ship:
He went below to speak to the engineer.
2. ) less than a certain number, amount, or level:
During the night, temperatures dropped below zero.
The college will not accept candidates with test scores below 60.
House prices are still 2% below 2000 levels.
a ) not as good as a particular standard:
Students were sent home if their behavior fell below an acceptable standard.
The team's performance has been well below average.
3. ) used for saying that someone's rank is lower or their job is less important than someone else's:
Officers below the rank of captain receive no special privileges.
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • below — below, under, beneath, underneath mean in a lower position relatively to some other object or place. Below (opposed to above) applies to something which is anywhere in a lower plane than the object of reference; under (opposed to over) to… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Below — can refer to any of the following: * Earth * Ground * Soil * Floor * Bottom * Less than * Temperatures below freezing * Hell or underworldPeople named Below include: *Fritz von Below (1853 1918), World War I general *Otto von Below (1857 1944),… …   Wikipedia

  • below — below, beneath, under These three words appear to be synonymous, but many contexts call for one in preference to another. Beneath is somewhat more literary in use. Under in its physical sense is rather more literal than the other two: under the… …   Modern English usage

  • Below — Be*low , prep. [Pref. be by + low.] 1. Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; as, below the moon; below the knee. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality. One degree… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Below — Be*low , adv. 1. In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath. [1913 Webster] Lord Marmion waits below. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. On the earth, as opposed to the heavens. [1913 Webster] The fairest child of Jove… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • below — index a savoir Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 below …   Law dictionary

  • Below — Below,   1) [ beːlo], Georg Anton Hugo von, Verfassungs und Wirtschaftshistoriker, * Königsberg (Pr) 19. 1. 1858, ✝ Badenweiler 20. 10. 1927; Professor in Münster, Marburg, Tübingen und seit 1905 in Freiburg im …   Universal-Lexikon

  • below — (adv.) early 14c., biloogh, from BE (Cf. be ) by, about + logh, lou, lowe low (see LOW (Cf. low) (adj.)). Apparently a variant of earlier a lowe (influenced by other adverbs in be , Cf. BEFORE (Cf. before)), the parallel form to an high …   Etymology dictionary

  • below — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) at a lower level than. 2) (in printed text) mentioned further down. ● below stairs Cf. ↑below stairs …   English terms dictionary

  • below — [bi lō′] adv., adj. [see BE & LOW1] 1. in or to a lower place; beneath 2. in a lower place on the page or on a later page (of a book, etc.) 3. in or to hell 4. on earth 5 …   English World dictionary

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