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below at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bı'ləu]

below at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1325, biloogh, from be- "by" + logh, lou, lowe "low." Apparently a variant of earlier a-lowe (influenced by other advs. in be-, cf. before), the parallel form to an-high (now on high). Beneath was the usual word; below was very rare in M.E. and only gained currency in 16c. It is frequent in Shakespeare. Below is the opposite of above and concerns difference of level and suggests comparison of independent things. Under is the opposite of over and is concerned with superposition and subjection and suggests some interrelation. ///

below at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adv, prep [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: LOW1]//
1 in a lower place or position, or on a lower level: → above// --an animal that lives below ground // --Water was dripping onto the floor below.// --I could hear voices in the courtyard below my window.// --They camped a few hundred feet below the summit.// --There was an ugly scar below his left eye.// -- Down below, people were talking and laughing.// --Somewhere far below, a door slammed.// --The kitchen is directly below her bedroom.// --Captain Parker went below (=to the lower level of the ship) , leaving Clooney in charge.//
2 of a lower rank or having a less important job than someone else: → above// --A captain is below a general.// --No one below the level of senior manager was present at the meeting.// and/or below // --officers of the rank of captain and below//
3 less than a particular number, amount, level etc: → above// --Test scores below 50 were classed as 'unsatisfactory'.// --In June the rate of inflation fell below 3%.// --Tom's spelling is well below average (=much worse than the normal standard) .// below freezing/zero (=lower than the temperature at which water freezes) // --In winter, temperatures dip to 40 degrees below freezing.// and/or below // --free travel for children four years old and below//
4 lower on the same page, or on a later page: → above// --Details of courses are listed below.// --For more information, see below.// below par at par(2), below the belt at belt1 (4)// ----------// HINT // below or under? See also: under// ----------//

below at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

52 Moby Thesaurus words for "below":
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

BELOW at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

r smoke), usually served in thin slices:
a rasher of bacon * bacon and eggs * smoked / unsmoked bacon
compare GAMMON, HAM (1), PORK
IDIOMS see HOME adv., SAVE v.noun
[pl.] (singular bacterium ) the simplest and smallest forms of plant life. Bacteria exist in large numbers in air, water and soil, and also in living and dead creatures and plants, and are often a cause of disease
bacterial adjective:
bacterial infections / growthnoun
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Below at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

2. Inferior to in rank, excellence, dignity, value, amount,
price, etc.; lower in quality. ``One degree below kings.''
--Addison.

3. Unworthy of; unbefitting; beneath.

They beheld, with a just loathing and disdain, . . .
how below all history the persons and their actions
were. --Milton.

Who thinks no fact below his regard. --Hallam.

Syn: Underneath; under; beneath.

Below \Be*low"\, adv.
1. In a lower place, with respect to any object; in a lower
room; beneath.

Lord Marmion waits below. --Sir W.
Scott.

2. On the earth, as opposed to the heavens.

The fairest child of Jove below. --Prior.

3. In hell, or the regions of the dead.

What business brought him to the realms below.
--Dryden.

4. In court or tribunal of inferior jurisdiction; as, at the
trial below. --Wheaton.

5. In some part or page following.

below at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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}]

below at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » bellow

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm bilooghe, from Inter: etyl » enm bi “by” + looghe “low”.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /bɪˈləʊ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /bɪˈloʊ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-below.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: hyphenation » be|low

    Preposition

    Inter: en-pre » p

  • lower in spatial position than
    1. : The treasure is buried two meters below the ground.
    2. lower in value than
    3. : The temperature is below zero.
    4. downstream of
    5. south of
    6. unsuitable to the rank or dignity of
    7. : Such petty behavior is below me.
    8. Inter: context » stage directions downstage of
    9. 1952, Category: w - :Frederick Knott|Frederick Knott, Category: w - :Dial M for Murder|Dial "M" for Murder, 1954 Category: w - :Dramatists Play Service|Dramatists Play Service acting edition, act 1, scene 1:
    10. : Below the sofa is a low, round coffee table.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » lower in spatial position than beneath, under, underneath

  • Inter: sense » lower in value than under
  • Inter: sense » downstream of downstream
  • Inter: sense » unsuitable to the rank or dignity of beneath

    Antonyms

    * Inter: sense » lower in spatial position than above, over
  • Inter: sense » lower in value than over
  • Inter: sense » downstream of upstream

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » lower in spatial position than
  • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|تحت|tr=táḥta|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|تحت|tr=taḥt|sc=Arab
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|տակ|tr=tak
  • Bakhtiari: Inter: tø » bqi|زیر|tr=zēr|sc=fa-Arab
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|под
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|sota
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|下面|tr=zài...xiàmian|alt=在...下面|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|之下|tr=zài...zhīxià|alt=在...之下|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pod
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|onder
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sub
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|allpool
  • Finnish: alla Inter: qualifier » static, alle Inter: qualifier » moving, alapuolella Inter: qualifier » static, alapuolelle Inter: qualifier » moving
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|au-dessous, (writing on paper) Inter: t+ » fr|ci-dessous
  • Hebrew: מתחת (mitakhat), Inter: t- » he|מתחת|tr=mitakhat|sc=Hebr
  • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|sub
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|faoi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|下|tr=...のしたに, ... no shita ni|alt=...の下に|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|밑|tr=...mit-e|alt=...밑에|sc=Kore
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|بن|tr=bin|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t+ » ku|ژێر|tr=jér|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|خواره‌وه‌|tr=xwarewe|sc=ku-Arab
    • Latgalian: Inter: tø » ltg|zam
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|subtus, Inter: t- » la|infra
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|zem
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|под|tr=pod|sc=Cyrl
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|pod, Inter: t+ » pl|poniżej
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|abaixo de
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|sub, Inter: t- » ro|dedesubt
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|под|tr=pod (+ instrumental case)
    • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|aneath
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fo
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|pod, Inter: t- » sh|ispod
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bajo
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nedan, Inter: t+ » sv|under
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|під|tr=pid


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » lower in value than
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցածր|tr=c’açr
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|под
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pod
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|onder
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sub
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|alla
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|alle, Inter: t+ » fi|halpa|alt=halvempi
    • Hebrew: מתחת (mitakhat)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|níos lú
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|под|tr=pod|sc=Cyrl
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|abaixo de, Inter: t- » pt|sub, Inter: t- » pt|inferior a
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ниже|tr=níže
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|aneath
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|fo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|under
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|нижче

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » downstream of
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ներքև|tr=nerk’ev
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|allavoolu
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|alavirta|alt=alavirtaan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|подолу|tr=pódolu|sc=Cyrl
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|a jusante de
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|aneath
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|nedströms

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » south of
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|южно от
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sude de
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|lõunas
    • Finnish: eteläpuolella
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|јужен|tr=júžno od|alt=јужно од|sc=Cyrl
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|a sul de


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|южнее|tr=južnéje
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|aneath
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nedanför
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|південніше

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » unsuitable to the rank or dignity of
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցածր|tr=c’açr
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|pod
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|sub
    • Finnish: alapuolella, see also: alentava


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|abaixo de
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ниже
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|aneath
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|under

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » ar: (ta-hat) تحت
    • Inter: ttbc » sh: испод (or) ispod


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * below the belt

    Adverb

    Inter: en-adv » -
  • in a lower place.
    1. on a lower storey.
    2. further down.
    3. Inter: nautica » l on a lower deck.
    4. Inter: context » of a temperature below zero.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » in a lower place beneath, under, underneath

  • Inter: sense » on a lower storey downstairs
  • Inter: sense » farther down downwards

    Antonyms

    * Inter: sense » in a lower place aloft, overhead, up
  • Inter: sense » on a lower storey upstairs
  • Inter: sense » farther down upwards

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » in a lower place
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցած|tr=c’aç
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отдолу
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|sota
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|malsupre
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|allpool
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|alapuoli|alt=alapuolella, Inter: t+ » fi|alla|alt=alempana
  • French: au-dessous de

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|unten, Inter: t+ » de|darunter, Inter: t+ » de|unterhalb
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|नीचे|tr=nīce|sc=Deva
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|embaixo
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|внизу|tr=vnizú, Inter: t+ » ru|ниже|tr=níže
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|abajo
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nedan, Inter: t+ » sv|under
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|نیچے|tr=nīce|sc=ur-Arab


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » on a lower storey
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցած|tr=c’aç
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|отдолу
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|allkorrusel
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|alakerta|alt=alakerrassa, Inter: t+ » fi|alhaalla


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|en bas
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ниже|tr=níže
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|inunder

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » farther down
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցած|tr=c’aç
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|надолу
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|all
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|alla|alt=alempana


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ci-dessous
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|подолу|tr=pódolu|sc=Cyrl
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|abaixo
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ниже|tr=níže
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nedanför, Inter: t- » sv|nedom

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » nautical: on a lower deck
    • Finnish: alemmalla kannella
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|en bas


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|under Inter: t+ » sv|däck

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of a temperature: below zero
    • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|ցած|tr=c’aç
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pakkanen|alt=pakkasta
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sotto zero|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|под|tr=pod|sc=Cyrl
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ниже|tr=níže, Inter: t+ » ru|минус|tr=mínus
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|minus

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    Inter: lookfrom » below
    • below average
    • below decks/belowdecks
    • belowground
    • below par
    • below the belt
    • below the fold

      References

      * 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

      Statistics

      * Inter: rank » man's|write|caught|652|below|window|instead|giving

      Anagrams

      * bowel, elbow


    Category: Category:200 English basic words -
    Category: Category:English locatives -
    Translation: ar » below
    Category: zh-min-nan:below -
    Translation: cs » below
    Translation: et » below
    Translation: es » below
    Translation: fa » below
    Translation: fr » below
    Translation: ko » below
    Translation: hy » below
    Translation: io » below
    Translation: it » below
    Translation: kn » below
    Translation: kk » below
    Translation: ku » below
    Translation: li » below
    Translation: hu » below
    Translation: mg » below
    Translation: ml » below
    Translation: my » below
    Translation: fj » below
    Translation: nl » below
    Translation: ja » below
    Translation: no » below
    Translation: pl » below
    Translation: pt » below
    Translation: sm » below
    Category: simple:below -
    Translation: fi » below
    Translation: ta » below
    Translation: te » below
    Translation: th » below
    Translation: tr » below
    Translation: vi » below
    Translation: zh » below