Definitions for under-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
beneath and covered by:
under a tree.
below the surface of:
at a point lower than:
a bump just under his eye.
in the position of sustaining, enduring, etc.:
to sink under a heavy load.
beneath the cover or disguise of:
registered under a pseudonym.
beneath the heading of:
Classify the books under “Fiction.”
below in degree, amount, etc.; less than:
purchased under cost.
below in rank.
subject to the authority or influence of:
a bureau under the president.
in accordance with:
under the provisions of the law.
during the administration or reign of:
laws passed under President Lincoln.
in the state or process of:
(adv.)below or beneath something:
Go over the fence, not under.
beneath the surface.
in a lower degree, amount, etc.:
shirts for $25 and under.
in a subordinate position or condition.
go under, to give in; succumb. to fail in business.
Category: Verb Phrase
(adj.)located beneath or on the underside.
Category: Common Vocabulary
lower in position.
lower in degree, amount, rank, etc.
subject to the control, effect, etc., as of a person, drug, or force:
I was under throughout the surgery.
Origin of under:
bef. 900; ME, OE < L inferus located below
a prefixal use of under , as to indicate place or situation below or beneath (underbrush; undertow); lower in grade or dignity (undersheriff; understudy); of lesser degree, extent, or amount (undersized); or insufficiency (underfeed).
Origin of under-:
Under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently, below what is correct; subordinate to; beneath or behind.
Origin: From under, from nter-, akin to under "between, among, in the presence of", untar "between, among", Latin inter "between, among". More at inter-.
Translations for under-
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
beneath, as in underline .
- تَحْت، أدْنىArabic
- sublinharPortuguese (BR)
- από κάτω (από κτ.), υπο- (ως β΄ συνθ.)Greek
- sous-... soulignerFrench
- שֶׁנִמצָא מִתַחַתHebrew
- alá- (pl. aláhúz)Hungarian
- sub-... subliniatRomanian
- pod-... podčrtatiSlovenian
- [stryka] under, under-Swedish
- alt, altında, altına, alttanTurkish
- (前綴)在...下方Chinese (Trad.)
- ở phía dướiVietnamese
- （前缀）表示“在…下”Chinese (Simp.)
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