Definitions for underˈʌn dər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nether, under(adj)

    located below or beneath something else

    "nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine"

  2. under(a)(adverb)

    lower in rank, power, or authority

    "an under secretary"

  3. under(adverb)

    down to defeat, death, or ruin

    "their competitors went under"

  4. under(adverb)

    through a range downward

    "children six and under will be admitted free"

  5. under(adverb)

    into unconsciousness

    "this will put the patient under"

  6. under(adverb)

    in or into a state of subordination or subjugation

    "we must keep our disappointment under"

  7. under(adverb)

    below some quantity or limit

    "fifty dollars or under"

  8. under(adverb)

    below the horizon

    "the sun went under"

  9. under(adverb)

    down below

    "get under quickly!"

  10. under, below(adverb)

    further down

    "see under for further discussion"

Wiktionary

  1. under(Adverb)

    In a way lower or less than

  2. under(Adverb)

    In a way inferior to

  3. under(Adjective)

    Being lower; being beneath something.

  4. under(Preposition)

    In a lower level than.

  5. under(Preposition)

    As a subject of

    He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.

  6. under(Preposition)

    Less than

  7. under(Preposition)

    Below the surface of

  8. Origin: From under.

Webster Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. Under

    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

  3. Under

    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

  4. Under

    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

  5. Under

    less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion

  6. Under(adverb)

    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

  7. Under(adj)

    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

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'under' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'under' in Written Corpus Frequency: #392

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'under' in Adverbs Frequency: #161

Anagrams of under

  1. nuder


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