Meaning of “below” in the English Dictionary

"below" in British English

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belowadverb, preposition

uk /bɪˈləʊ/ us /bɪˈloʊ/

below adverb, preposition (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).

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(Definition of “below” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"below" in American English

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belowpreposition, adverb [ not gradable ]

us /bɪˈloʊ/

in a lower position (than); under:

The author’s name was printed below the title.
There’s a basement below the first floor.

Below also means less in number or value:

It’s been below freezing every day this week.
It’s for young kids below the age of six.

(Definition of “below” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)