Definitions for beneathbɪˈniθ, -ˈnið

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•neathbɪˈniθ, -ˈnið(adv.)

  1. in or to a lower position; below.

  2. underneath.

  3. (prep.)below; under:

    beneath the same roof.

  4. farther down than:

    The drawer beneath the top one.

  5. lower down on a slope than:

    beneath the crest of a hill.

  6. less important than; inferior to, as in rank or power:

    A captain is beneath a major.

  7. below the level or dignity of:

    behavior beneath contempt.

Origin of beneath:

bef. 900; ME benethe, OE beneothan <be-be - +neothan below

Princeton's WordNet

  1. below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath(adverb)

    in or to a place that is lower

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. beneath(preposition)ɪˈniθ, -ˈnið

    in a position below sth

    buried beneath the snow

  2. beneathɪˈniθ, -ˈnið

    not good or important enough for sb

    She thinks doing housework is beneath her.

  3. beneath(adverb)ɪˈniθ, -ˈnið

    in a position below

    The rock sunk to the sand beneath.


  1. beneath(Adverb)

    below or underneath

  2. beneath(Preposition)


  3. beneath(Preposition)

    to a lower position

  4. beneath(Preposition)

    covered up or concealed by something

  5. Origin: From benethe, from beneoþan, from bī-niþana, from ni-. Cognate with benedden, beneden, benieden. Compare also neden, and nedan. See also nether.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneath

    lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of

  2. Beneath

    under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens

  3. Beneath

    lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming

  4. Beneath(adverb)

    in a lower place; underneath

  5. Beneath(adverb)

    below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath


  1. Beneath

    Beneath is a sraight-to-DVD thriller-horror film co-produced in a first time partnership between Paramount Classics and MTV Films. The film is directed by the newcomer Dagen Merrill, who co-wrote the script with Kevin Burke, and the list of producers include Sean Covel and Chris Wyatt, as well as Troy Craig Poon. In Paramount Classics's first horror movie, which marks the company's expansion from acquisitions into the production arena, the cast includes Nora Zehetner and Matthew Settle. Shooting started 2005 in Vancouver, the film was released on DVD August 7, 2007. It was the first direct-to-video title produced by MTV Films.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beneath' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2088

Translations for beneath

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in a lower position than; under; below

beneath the floorboards; beneath her coat.

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