below definition, meaning - what is below in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “below”

See all translations

below

adverb, preposition uk   /bɪˈləʊ/  us   /-ˈloʊ/

below adverbpreposition (POSITION)

A1 in a lower position (than), under: From the top of the skyscraper the cars below us looked like insects. The author's name was printed below the title. For further information on this subject, see below (= lower on the page or later in the book). The ship's captain went below (= to the lower, covered part of the ship). Do you usually wear your skirts above or below the knee? She has three people working below her (= people to whom she gives orders).
More examples

below adverbpreposition (LESS)

B1 less than a particular amount or level: They have three children below the age of (= younger than) four. His marks in English have been below average for some time now. The temperature has fallen below freezing (= has been less than 0°C) recently. Last night it was ten degrees below (zero) (= minus ten degrees).
(Definition of below from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of below?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “below” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More