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English definition of “below”


adverb, preposition (POSITION)    /bɪˈləʊ/ US  /-ˈloʊ/
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 ).Under and below Grammar:BelowBelow is a preposition or an adverb.Grammar:Below meaning ‘lower than’We use below most commonly as a preposition meaning ‘lower than’. It has a similar meaning to under. The opposite of below is above. We use it when there is no contact between people or things:Grammar:Below referring forward in writingIn formal writing, we use below to refer to something that we will mention or show later:Grammar:Below: typical errorGrammar:Beneath, under or below?Beneath has a meaning similar to under and below but we do not use it with numbers:
(Definition of below adverbpreposition (POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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