In or to a lower place; beneath. On or to a lower floor; downstairs. Nautical On or to a lower deck. In a later part of a given text: figures quoted below. Farther down, as along a slope or valley. In or to hell or Hades. On the earth. In a lower rank or class. Below zero in temperature: 40\u00b0 below. Underneath; beneath. Lower than, as on a graduated scale. Downstream of: launched the canoe just below the bridge. South of: Guatemala is below Mexico. Unsuitable to the rank or dignity of: Such petty behavior is below me.