below vs above

below

Definitions

adverb

  1. further down
  2. (in writing) at a later place
  3. in or to a place that is lower
  4. on a floor below

Examples

The aircraft descended into a wetland area and had since been forgotten about as it sank below the surface.

Some of the crew went off-shift, stringing up hybrid bunks and hammocks belowdecks, the others continued working.

In the forecabins, the head and shower is located forward and has a large mirrored vanity with ample storage below.

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above

Definitions

adverb

  1. (in writing) at an earlier place
  2. in or to a place that is higher

adjective

  1. appearing earlier in the same text

noun

  1. an earlier section of a written text

Examples

These observations will provide a valuable supplement to the simultaneous records of other expeditions, especially the British in McMurdo Sound and the German in Weddell Sea, above all as regards the hypsometer observations (for the determination of altitude) on sledge journeys.

The largest of these primitive ‘trees’ were giant lycopods reaching upwards of 20 meters, but most of the plants grew to less than a meter above the ground.

The picture above demonstrates the details of a table cloth weaved with crochet hooks.

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