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Definition of "below" []

  • In or to a lower place; beneath. (adverb)
  • On or to a lower floor; downstairs. (adverb)
  • Nautical On or to a lower deck. (adverb)
  • In a later part of a given text: figures quoted below. (adverb)
  • Farther down, as along a slope or valley. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "below" in a sentence
  • "Two hundred and twenty-four families in the ward live below the sidewalk, many of them _below high-water mark_."
  • "When the artery cannot be found, and in all cases of bad cuts on any of the limbs, apply compression; when it can be done, tie a very tight bandage above the wound, if it be below the heart, and _below_ if the wound be above the heart."
  • "The ECB has been criticized in many quarters for not cutting interest rates as fast as the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, even though inflation is well below the «close to but below» 2 percent target and the economies in the euro zone are contracting sharply."