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  1. under-(Prefix)

    Under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently, below what is correct; subordinate to; beneath or behind.

  2. Origin: From under, from nter-, akin to under "between, among, in the presence of", untar "between, among", Latin inter "between, among". More at inter-.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of under- in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of under- in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Walter Winchell:

    Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.

  2. Ron Lieber:

    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.

  3. Maria Lipman:

    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.

  4. Donald Trump:

    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.

  5. State John Kerry:

    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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