1 lower down, further down, farther down:
Please see the explanation given below. The department head could no longer resist the pressures from below.
2 beneath, underneath, under; downstairs, Nautical below-decks, Brit below-stairs:
Can you hear someone walking about below? They put the captain in irons below.
3 on earth, here, in this world, under the sun:
Man wants but little here below.
4 under, underneath, beneath:
Below the sea live creatures we have never even seen. Barely discernible below his nose was a tiny moustache. Sign your name below 'Yours truly'.
5 less or lower or cheaper than:
The sale price is below cost.
6 deeper or further or farther down than:
The current is strongest about six feet below the surface.
7 under, beneath, underneath:
Her bright eyes peered at him from below the wide hat.
8 lower or less than, under:
The temperature was 20 degrees below zero.
9 inferior or subordinate to, lower than:
He gives orders to the servants below him.
10 inferior or secondary to, under, beneath, lower than:
In exports, the USA and UK are below Japan.
11 beneath, unworthy of, unbefitting, not worth:
Mugging old ladies is below contempt.