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adverb, preposition American English pronunciation: below /bɪˈloʊ/
Below can be used in the following ways:
as a preposition (followed by a noun): The lake is almost 900 feet below sea level.
as an adverb (without a following noun): I heard someone calling from the street below.
 
  1. 1
    in a lower place or position

    Someone was having a party in the apartment below.

    a gunshot wound below the left shoulder

    1. a.
      in a later part of a piece of writing

      This suggestion is discussed in more detail below.

      For further information, see below.

    2. b.
      in or into the lower part of a ship

      He went below to speak to the engineer.

  2. 2
    less than a certain number, amount, or level

    During the night, temperatures dropped below zero.

    The college will not accept candidates with test scores below 60.

    House prices are still 2% below 2000 levels.

    1. a.
      not as good as a particular standard

      Students were sent home if their behavior fell below an acceptable standard.

      The team's performance has been well below average.

  3. 3
    used for saying that someone's rank is lower or their job is less important than someone else's

    Officers below the rank of captain receive no special privileges.

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