(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
prep & adj. below, beneath, underneath; subject to, controlled by; inferior, subordinate. See lowness, subjection, inferiority.
(Roget's IV) modif. and prep.
1. [Referring to physical position]
Syn. on the bottom of, below, on the nether side of, covered by, beneath, concealed by, held down by, supporting, pinned beneath, on the underside of, pressed down by.
Ant. above*, over, on top of.
2. [Subject to authority]
Syn. subordinate to, reporting to, amenable to, subjugated to, under the sway of, governed by, in the power of, obeying the dictates of, obedient to, directed by.
3. [Included within]
Syn. subsumed under, belonging to, corollary to, inferred from, consequent to, subsidiary to, comprised in, subsequent to, following; see also below 3 .
Ant. different*, distinct from, apart.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
inferior, lower, subordinate, lesser, junior, subsidiary, ancillary.
ANT.: superior, higher
adv./ prep.
beneath, underneath, below, on the bottom, lower, nether.
ANT.: over, above
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Not enough to meet a demand or requirement: deficient, inadequate, insufficient, scarce, short, shy1, wanting. See BIG, EXCESS. 2. Below another in standing or importance: inferior, junior, lesser, low, lower2, minor, minor-league, petty, secondary, small, subaltern, subordinate. Informal: smalltime. See OVER.

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