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Meaning of below by Wiktionary Dictionary

below


    Etymology

    From Middle English bilooghe, from Middle English bi “by” + looghe “low” .

    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /bɪˈləʊ/
    • ( US ) IPA: /bɪˈloʊ/
    • Hyphenation: be‧low

    Preposition

    below

    1. lower in spatial position than
      The treasure is buried two meters below the ground .
    2. lower in value than
      The temperature is below zero .
    3. downstream of
    4. south of
    5. unsuitable to the rank or dignity of
      Such petty behavior is below me .
    6. ( stage directions ) downstage of

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    Adverb

    below ( not comparable )

    1. in a lower place .
    2. on a lower storey .
    3. further down .
    4. ( nautical ) on a lower deck .
    5. ( of a temperature ) below zero .

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    See also

    • Andrea Tyler and Vyvyan Evans, "The vertical axis", in The Semantics of English Prepositions: Spatial Scenes, Embodied Meaning and Cognition, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 0-521-81430 8

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Explanation of below by Wordnet Dictionary

below


    Adverb
    1. at a later place

    2. see below
    3. in or to a place that is lower

    4. on a floor below

    5. see below

    6. further down