from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. In or to a lower place; beneath.
- adv. On or to a lower floor; downstairs.
- adv. Nautical On or to a lower deck.
- adv. In a later part of a given text: figures quoted below.
- adv. Farther down, as along a slope or valley.
- adv. In or to hell or Hades.
- adv. On the earth.
- adv. In a lower rank or class.
- adv. Below zero in temperature: 40° below.
- prep. Underneath; beneath.
- prep. Lower than, as on a graduated scale.
- prep. Downstream of: launched the canoe just below the bridge.
- prep. South of: Guatemala is below Mexico.
- prep. Unsuitable to the rank or dignity of: Such petty behavior is below me.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. lower in spatial position than
- prep. lower in value than
- prep. downstream of
- prep. south of
- prep. unsuitable to the rank or dignity of
- prep. downstage of
- adv. in a lower place.
- adv. on a lower storey.
- adv. further down.
- adv. on a lower deck.
- adv. below zero.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- prep. Under, or lower in place; beneath not so high.
- prep. Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount, price, etc.; lower in quality.
- prep. Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.
- adv. In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower room; beneath.
- adv. On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.
- adv. In hell, or the regions of the dead.
- adv. In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction.
- adv. In some part or page following.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In or to a lower place or level; beneath; downward from a higher point: as, look below; in the valley below.
- On the earth, as opposed to in the heavens.
- In hell, or the regions of the dead: as, “the realms below,” Dryden.
- On a lower floor; downstairs.
- Nautical, off duty: as, the watch below, in contradistinction to the watch on deck.
- At a later point in a page or writing; further on in the same part or division: as, particulars are given below; see the statistics below.
- Lower down in a course or direction, as toward the mouth of a river or harbor, etc.: as, the vessel has just arrived from below.
- In a lower rank or grade: as, at the trial below, or in the court below.
- Under in place; beneath; not so high as: as, below the knee.
- Lower than in position or direction; lower down: as, he lives a little below our house, that is, a little lower down the street, road, hill, etc.
- Lower than in degree, amount, weight, price, value, etc.
- Later in time than.
- Inferior in rank, excellence, or dignity: as, “one degree below kings.” Addison, Remarks on Italy, Venice.
- Too low to be worthy of; inferior to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. further down
- adv. (in writing) see below
- adv. on a floor below
- adv. in or to a place that is lower
- adv. at a later place
Middle English bilooghe : bi, by; see by1 + loghe, low; see low1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English bilooghe, from Middle English bi “by” + looghe “low”. (Wiktionary)