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Dictionary Definition

below adv
1 in or to a place that is lower [syn: at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath] [ant: above]
2 at a later place; "see below" [ant: above]
3 (in writing) see below; "vide infra" [syn: infra]
4 on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs" [syn: downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor] [ant: upstairs]
5 further down; "see under for further discussion" [syn: under]

User Contributed Dictionary

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From bilooghe < bi “by” + looghe “low”.


  • a UK /bɪˈləʊ/
  • a US /bɪˈloʊ/
  • Hyphenation: be·low


  1. lower in spatial position than
    The treasure is buried 2 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.



lower in spatial position than
lower in value than
  • Finnish: alle, halpa
  • Hebrew: מתחת (mitakhat)
  • Swedish: under
downstream of
south of
unsuitable to the rank or dignity of
  • ttbc Arabic: (ta-hat) تحت
  • ttbc Serbian: испод (or) ispod

Derived terms


  1. in a lower place
  2. on a lower storey
  3. farther down
  4. on a lower deck
  5. In the context of "of a temperature": below zero




in a lower place
on a lower storey
  • Finnish: alakerta, alhaalla
  • French: en bas
  • Swedish: inunder
farther down
nautical: on a lower deck
of a temperature: below zero
  • Finnish: pakkanen
  • Swedish: minus

Extensive Definition

Below can refer to any of the following:
People named Below include:
Other uses:
below in French: Below
below in Contenese: 下

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adown, at a disadvantage, at the nadir, behind, below deck, below par, below the mark, belowstairs, beneath, beneath the sky, down, down below, down south, downgrade, downhill, downline, downright, downstairs, downstream, downstreet, downtown, downward, downwards, downwith, following, hellishly, here, here below, in hell, in hellfire, in the gutter, in the world, infernally, infra, least, least of all, less, neath, next, on earth, short of, since, subordinate to, subsequent to, unbefitting, under, under heaven, under par, under the stars, under the sun, underfoot, underneath
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