What does underpin mean?

Definitions for underpinˌʌn dərˈpɪn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underpin(verb)

    support from beneath

  2. corroborate, underpin, bear out, support(verb)

    support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

    "The stories and claims were born out by the evidence"


  1. underpin(Verb)

    To support from below with props or masonry.

    You should underpin the mine roof to prevent further collapse.

  2. underpin(Verb)

    To give support to; to corroborate.

    Public confidence in politicians must underpin our democracy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underpin(verb)

    to lay stones, masonry, etc., under, as the sills of a building, on which it is to rest

  2. Underpin(verb)

    to support by some solid foundation; to place something underneath for support

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underpin

    un-dėr-pin′, v.t. to pin or support underneath: to support or prop: to lay stones under, as the sills of a building, for it to rest on.—n. Un′derpinning, the act of underpinning or supporting by introducing a new structure as foundation, the act or practice of placing stones under the sills of a building: the stones so placed, an additional foundation wall: a method of well-sinking where a wall is laid in sections.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underpin in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underpin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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Translations for underpin

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • podepřítCzech
  • unterstützen, untermauern, stützenGerman
  • respaldar, sustentar, apuntalarSpanish
  • pönkittää, tukeaFinnish
  • sorreggere, sostenereItalian
  • schragen, ondersteunen, dragen, funderenDutch
  • podtrzymywaćPolish
  • укреплять, поддерживать, усиливатьRussian
  • stödja, stöttaSwedish

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