located below or beneath something else
"nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine"
lower in rank, power, or authority
"an under secretary"
down to defeat, death, or ruin
"their competitors went under"
through a range downward
"children six and under will be admitted free"
"this will put the patient under"
in or into a state of subordination or subjugation
"we must keep our disappointment under"
below some quantity or limit
"fifty dollars or under"
below the horizon
"the sun went under"
"get under quickly!"
"see under for further discussion"
In a way lower or less than
In a way inferior to
Being lower; being beneath something.
In a lower level than.
As a subject of
He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.
Below the surface of
Origin: From under.
below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house
denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity
denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short
denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep
less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion
in a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail
lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
un′dėr, prep. in a lower position than: beneath: below: less than, falling short of: in subjection, subordination, oppression, liability, &c.: during the time of: undergoing: in accordance with: in, in course of.—adv. in a lower degree or condition: in subjection: below: less.—adj. lower in position, rank, or degree: subject: subordinate.—Under arms, in readiness to use arms or weapons; Under fire, exposed to the fire or shot of any enemy; Under one's hand (see Hand); Under one's nose, under one's close observation; Under sail, moved by sails: in motion; Under the breath, with low voice, very softly; Under the lee, to the leeward; Under the rose (see Rose); Under water, below the surface of the water; Under way, moving: having commenced a voyage. [A.S. under; Goth. undar, Ice. undir, Ger. unter, L. inter.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'under' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #140
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'under' in Written Corpus Frequency: #392
Rank popularity for the word 'under' in Adverbs Frequency: #161
The numerical value of under in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of under in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.
See how may things you can buy for under $20, or figure out the most fun you can create for under $20, if you put a cap on it that way, kids can be generous in spirit, without spending every cent they have.
The Russian people have a sense that they are under sanctions, they are a fortress under siege, this kind of mentality is disseminated consistently and steadily by Russian television: Who else is there to rely on except Putin? Putin is seen as the savior of the nation, and I think he sees himself in this fashion.
In many cases, I probably identify more as Democrat, it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats than the Republicans. Now, it shouldn't be that way. But if you go back, I mean it just seems that the economy does better under the Democrats. ...But certainly we had some very good economies under Democrats, as well as Republicans. But we've had some pretty bad disaster under the Republicans.
We know that the Houthis were engaged in moving some missile-launching capacity to the border and under the rules of engagement, it was always understood that if there were proactive moves by one side or another, then that would be in violation of the ceasefire agreement, saudi Arabia, under the rules of engagement, took action. We continue to support the idea of extending the humanitarian pause, but I think under the circumstances at the moment that would be difficult.
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Translations for under
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- sotaCatalan, Valencian
- tan, danWelsh
- als, weniger, unterGerman
- bajo, debajoSpanish
- alla, vähemmän kuin, alle, alamainen, alempana, alapuolella, huonomminFinnish
- dessous, moins de, sous, moinsFrench
- foScottish Gaelic
- ներքո, տակ, ներքևումArmenian
- 下, したJapanese
- 아래에, 아래, 아래에서Korean
- под, помалку одMacedonian
- poniżej, pod, [[mniej]] [[niż]]Polish
- sob, [[embaixo]] [[de]], [[menos]] [[que]]/[[de]]Portuguese
- suot, sot, sutRomansh
- под, ниже, меньшеRussian
- pod, подSerbo-Croatian
- under, nedanför, nedan förSwedish
- ใต้, ภายใต้Thai
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