Definition of below adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bɪˈləʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈloʊ//
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  1. 1  at 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. 2(of a temperature) lower than zero The thermometer had dropped to a record 40 below (= −40 degrees).
  3. 3at a lower rank This ruling applies to the ranks of Inspector and below.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (as an adverb): from be- ‘by’ + the adjective low. Not common until the 16th cent., the word developed a prepositional use and was frequent in Shakespeare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: below