Definitions for underscoreˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underscore, underline(verb)

    a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)

  2. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)

    give extra weight to (a communication)

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"

  3. underline, underscore(verb)

    draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to


  1. underscore(Noun)

    An underline; a line drawn or printed beneath text; the character .

  2. underscore(Noun)

    A piece of background music.

  3. underscore(Verb)

    To underline; to mark a line beneath text.

  4. underscore(Verb)

    To emphasize or draw attention to.

    I wish to underscore the importance of proper formatting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underscore(verb)

    to draw a mark or line under; to underline


  1. Underscore

    The underscore is a character that originally appeared on the typewriter and was primarily used to underline words. To produce an underlined word, the word was typed, the typewriter carriage was moved back to the beginning of the word, and the word was overtyped with the underscore character. This character is sometimes used to create visual spacing within a sequence of characters, where a whitespace character is not permitted, e.g., in computer filenames, e-mail addresses, and in World Wide Web URLs. Some computer applications will automatically underline text surrounded by underscores: _underlined_ will render underlined. It is often used in ASCII-only media for this purpose. When the underscore is used for emphasis in this fashion, it is usually interpreted as indicating that the enclosed text is underlined or italicized. The underscore is not the same character as the dash character, although one convention for text news wires is to use an underscore when an em-dash or en-dash is desired, or when other non-standard characters such as bullets would be appropriate. A series of underscores may be used to create a blank to be filled in on a form. It is also sometimes used to create a horizontal line, if no other method is available; hyphens and dashes are often used for a similar purpose.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underscore

    un-dėr-skōr′, v.t. to draw a score or line under, as for emphasis.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underscore in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underscore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Froman:

    It helps underscore you can't build walls around the U.S..

  2. Ralf Umlauf:

    The numbers underscore the positive expectations for German growth in 2015.

  3. Director Christine Lagarde:

    These statements underscore that the euro area today is in a strong position to respond to developments in a timely and effective manner, as needed.

  4. Joe Manimbo:

    Perhaps we'll still get a rate hike from the Fed this month, but maybe the Fed will underscore how it's likely to move gradually in raising interest rates.

  5. Jim Sedlak:

    Today's nationwide demonstrations... underscore the grassroots opposition to Planned Parenthood. It is time that Planned Parenthood closed Planned Parenthood doors forever.

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Translations for underscore

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • podtrhnout, podtržítkoCzech
  • unterstreichen, GrundstrichGerman
  • υπογράμμιση, υπογραμμίζωGreek
  • subrayar, guion bajoSpanish
  • alleviivata, taustakappale, alaviivaFinnish
  • tiret bas, souligner, sous-tiret, souligné, blanc soulignéFrench
  • fostríocIrish
  • sottolineareItalian
  • podkreślenie, podkreślnikPolish
  • sublinha, underline, sublinharPortuguese
  • подчёркивать, подчеркнуть, подчёркиваниеRussian
  • bakgrundsmusik, understryka, understreck, betona, stryka underSwedish
  • alt çizgiTurkish

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