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below

[ bih-loh ]
/ bɪˈloʊ /
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adverb
preposition
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Origin of below

1275–1325; Middle English bilooghe, equivalent to bi- by (see be-) + looghelow1

synonym study for below

11. Below, under, beneath indicate position in some way lower than something else. Below implies being in a lower plane: below the horizon, the water line. Under implies being lower in a perpendicular line: The book is under the chair. Beneath may have a meaning similar to below, but more usually denotes being under so as to be covered, overhung, or overtopped: the pool beneath the falls.
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British Dictionary definitions for below

below
/ (bɪˈləʊ) /

preposition
adverb

Word Origin for below

C14: bilooghe, from bi by + looghe low 1
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