Synonyms for below

Grammar : Prep
Spell : bih-loh
Phonetic Transcription : bɪˈloʊ

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Définition of below

Origin :
  • early 14c., biloogh, from be- "by, about" + logh, lou, lowe "low" (see low (adj.)). Apparently a variant of earlier a-lowe (influenced by other adverbs in be-, cf. before), the parallel form to an-high (now on high). Beneath was the usual word; below was very rare in Middle English and gained currency only in 16c. It is frequent in Shakespeare. As a preposition from 1570s. According to Fowler, below is the opposite of above and concerns difference of level and suggests comparison of independent things. Under is the opposite of over and is concerned with superposition and subjection and suggests some interrelation.
  • prep lower
  • prep less than; beneath
Example sentences :
  • Slept in snow-drift that night in wet clothes, mercury 40 below.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Above, below, the rose of snow, Twined with her blushing foe we spread.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Below, on the terrace, Viviette was walking, and she filled his universe.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • There were two deep reaches; one above, the other below, our camp.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • Shakespeare was probably of middle height, or below it, and podgy.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • She climbed on a high one and sat watching the sea as it sprayed just below.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • When near, they commenced firing muskets at us, to drive us below.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I can assure you it is only because they will not shut the doors after them below, as I desire.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Below this opening was a shallow basin into which the rainwater fell.
  • Extract from : « Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae » by Jennie Hall
  • But when Mrs. Quinch makes a happy release, there will be one below me.
  • Extract from : « The Uncommercial Traveller » by Charles Dickens

Antonyms for below

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