Below Definition

bĭ-lō
adverb
In or to a lower place; beneath.
Webster's New World
On or to a lower floor; downstairs.
American Heritage
In a lower place on the page or on a later page (of a book, etc.)
Webster's New World
On or to a lower deck.
American Heritage
In or to hell.
Webster's New World
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preposition
Underneath; beneath.
American Heritage
Lower than, as in position, rank, or worth.
Webster's New World
Lower than, as on a graduated scale.
American Heritage
Unworthy of.
It is below her to say that.
Webster's New World
Unsuitable to the rank or dignity of.
Such petty behavior is below me.
American Heritage
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(lower in spatial position than): above, over.

Wiktionary

(lower in value than): over.

Wiktionary

(downstream of): upstream.

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Origin of Below

  • Middle English bilooghe bi by by1 loghe low low1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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