- 1at or to a lower level, position, or place They live on the floor below. I could still see the airport buildings far below. See below (= at the bottom of the page) for references. The passengers who felt seasick stayed below (= on a lower deck ).
- 2(of a temperature) lower than zero The thermometer had dropped to a record 40 below (= −40 degrees).
- 3 at a lower rank This ruling applies to the ranks of Captain and below.