What does beneath mean?

Definitions for beneathbɪˈniθ, -ˈnið

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word beneath.

Princeton's WordNet

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

    in or to a place that is lower


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beneath

    be-nēth′, prep. under, or lower in place: inside of, behind: unworthy the dignity of, unbecoming. [A.S. bi-nathan.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneath in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Stanislaw Lec:

    When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

  2. Alexander Pope:

    Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.

  3. Craig Holman:

    If there is an actual grand jury investigation going on, then there is something beneath those loans.

  4. Shahrukh Khan:

    I saw a pair of big black boots coming towards me, this guy was probably hunting for students hiding beneath the benches.

  5. Blade:

    Blade You better wake up. The world you live in is nothing but a sugarcoated topping There is another world beneath it. And if you want to survive it you better learn how to PULL THE TRIGGER

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