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below

  
1       prep   If something is below something else, it is in a lower position.,   (Antonym: above)    He appeared from the apartment directly below Leonard's..., The path runs below a long brick wall..., The sun had already sunk below the horizon...     
      Below is also an adverb., adv   n ADV, ADV after v  
...a view to the street below..., Spread out below was a great crowd.     
2    If something is below ground    or below the ground, it is in the ground.      
below ground             phrase  
They have designed a system which pumps up water from 70m below ground...     
3       adv   You use below in a piece of writing to refer to something that is mentioned later.  
n ADV, ADV after v  
Please write to me at the address below...     
4       prep   If something is below a particular amount, rate, or level, it is less than that amount, rate, or level.,   (Antonym: above)    Night temperatures can drop below 15 degrees Celsius..., Rainfall has been below average.     
      Below is also an adverb., adv  
...temperatures at zero or below.     
5       prep   If someone is below you in an organization, they are lower in rank.,   (Antonym: above)    Such people often experience less stress than those in the ranks immediately below them.     
6   
    below par  
    par  


below stairs      , below-stairs  
People sometimes use below stairs to refer to the servants in a rich household and the things that are connected with them.      adv   n ADV, ADV after v  
...a glimpse of life below stairs at Buckingham Palace.     
      Below-stairs is also an adjective., adj   usu ADJ n  
...the below-stairs world of a 1920s country house.     
below-the-belt  
    belt  
below-the-line promotion        ( below-the-line promotions    plural  ) Below-the-line promotion is the use of promotional methods that can be controlled by the company selling the goods or service, such as in-store offers and direct selling. Compare above-the-line promotion.     (BUSINESS)      n-var  
The advertising campaign will be supported by a PR and below-the-line promotion...     
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below  
1       prep   If something is below something else, it is in a lower position.,   (Antonym: above)    He appeared from the apartment directly below Leonard's..., The path runs below a long brick wall..., The sun had already sunk below the horizon...     
      Below is also an adverb., adv   n ADV, ADV after v  
...a view to the street below..., Spread out below was a great crowd.     
2    If something is below ground or below the ground, it is in the ground.  
below ground      phrase  
They have designed a system which pumps up water from 70m below ground...     
3       adv   You use below in a piece of writing to refer to something that is mentioned later.  
n ADV, ADV after v  
Please write to me at the address below...     
4       prep   If something is below a particular amount, rate, or level, it is less than that amount, rate, or level.,   (Antonym: above)    Night temperatures can drop below 15 degrees Celsius..., Rainfall has been below average.     
      Below is also an adverb., adv  
...temperatures at zero or below.     
5       prep   If someone is below you in an organization, they are lower in rank.,   (Antonym: above)    Such people often experience less stress than those in the ranks immediately below them.     
6   
    below par  
    par  


below stairs      , below-stairs  
People sometimes use below stairs to refer to the servants in a rich household and the things that are connected with them.      adv   n ADV, ADV after v  
...a glimpse of life below stairs at Buckingham Palace.     
      Below-stairs is also an adjective., adj   usu ADJ n  
...the below-stairs world of a 1920s country house.     
below-the-belt  
    belt  
below-the-line promotion        ( below-the-line promotions    plural  ) Below-the-line promotion is the use of promotional methods that can be controlled by the company selling the goods or service, such as in-store offers and direct selling. Compare above-the-line promotion.     (BUSINESS)      n-var  
The advertising campaign will be supported by a PR and below-the-line promotion...     

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below

  

      adv  
1    beneath, down, lower, under, underneath  
      prep  
2    inferior, lesser, lesser than, subject, subordinate, unworthy of  
3    below par      below average, imperfect, inferior, off colour, off form, poor, second-rate, unfit  

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