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below

EN[bɪˈləʊ] [bəˈloʊ]
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WBelow
  • Below may refer to:
  • Earth
  • Ground (disambiguation)
  • Soil
  • Floor
  • Bottom (disambiguation)
  • Less than
  • Temperatures below freezing
  • Hell or underworld
A square below a circle
A square below a circle

    Definition of below in English Dictionary

  • AdverbPREbel-
    1. In a lower place.
      1. On a lower storey.
        1. Further down.
          1. (nautical) On a lower deck.
            1. the landlubbers lying down below
          2. (of a temperature) Below zero.
          3. Preposition
            1. Lower in spatial position than.
              1. One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.
            2. Lower in value, price, rank or concentration than.
              1. Downstream of.
                1. South of.
                  1. Unsuitable to the rank or dignity of; beneath.
                    1. (stage directions) Downstage of.
                    2. More Examples
                      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                        • Bright yellow gowns fit them tightly and umbrellaed from their waist to just below the knees.
                        • Commenting on his bachelorhood in a debate on marital ethics was a bit below the belt, don't you think?
                        • And directly below is our Mesozoic jungle river -- where, if you are lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a very rare carnivore. Keep your eyes peeled, everyone!
                      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                        • Then astrocytes were plated in transwells (0.45  μ M pore size; BD Biosciences, Durham, NC, USA) while neurons were plated in multiwells as described below.
                        • The weather's getting bad, you had better go below!
                        • In some cases, the fluidic and elastomeric types combine in a particular application to form elastofluidic combinations, as we shall see below.
                    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                      1. Adverbs
                        • Uncomparable adverbs
                        • Prepositions
                        Related Links:
                        1. en belowness
                        2. en below par
                        3. en belowdecks
                        4. en belowground
                        5. en belowstairs
                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        Meaning of below for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "below" is an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition.
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