What does underneath mean?

Definitions for underneathˌʌn dərˈniθ, -ˈnið

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underneath(adverb)

    on the lower or downward side; on the underside of

    "a chest of drawers all scratched underneath"

  2. underneath(adverb)

    under or below an object or a surface; at a lower place or level; directly beneath

    "we could see the original painting underneath"; "a house with a good foundation underneath"

Wiktionary

  1. underneath(Noun)

    The part under or lower.

    The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.

  2. underneath(Noun)

    A background radio sound track played during a specific announcement or program.

  3. underneath(Adverb)

    On the underside or lower face of.

  4. underneath(Adverb)

    Below; in a place beneath.

  5. underneath(Adjective)

    Under, lower.

    You can have the underneath bunk.

  6. underneath(Preposition)

    Under, below, beneath.

  7. underneath(Preposition)

    Under the control or power of.

    There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.

  8. Origin: underneoþan, ultimately from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underneath(adverb)

    beneath; below; in a lower place; under; as, a channel underneath the soil

  2. Underneath

    under; beneath; below

Freebase

  1. Underneath

    Underneath is the sixth album by American pop rock group Hanson. It was released in 2004 by 3CG Records. It is the band's first release on their own independent record label.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underneath

    un-dėr-nēth′, adv. beneath: below: in a lower place.—prep. under: beneath.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'underneath' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2154

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underneath in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underneath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Caine:

    Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

  2. Jacob Braude:

    Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.

  3. Mackenzie Partin:

    There was only 30 percent left of his body probably. they had dragged him underneath, back up underneath, to eat on him.

  4. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.

  5. Bertolt Brecht:

    For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • sotaCatalan, Valencian
  • unten, unterhalb, darunterGerman
  • bajos, bajo, por debajo, abajo, debajoSpanish
  • alempi, alapuolelta, alla, tunnussävel, alaisuus, alapuoli, alapuolella, alapuolinen, alle, alapuolelle, alta, tunnari, alaosa, ala-Finnish
  • sous, dessous, en dessous, d'en dessous, du dessousFrench
  • alattHungarian
  • pod, dół, spódPolish
  • abaixoPortuguese
  • subRomanian
  • под, нижняя сторонаRussian
  • alt, altında, emri altında, altı, alt kısmıTurkish

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