What does Under mean?

Definitions for Under
ˈʌn dərUn·der

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nether, under(adj)

    located below or beneath something else

    "nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine"

  2. under(a)(adverb)

    lower in rank, power, or authority

    "an under secretary"

  3. under(adverb)

    down to defeat, death, or ruin

    "their competitors went under"

  4. under(adverb)

    through a range downward

    "children six and under will be admitted free"

  5. under(adverb)

    into unconsciousness

    "this will put the patient under"

  6. under(adverb)

    in or into a state of subordination or subjugation

    "we must keep our disappointment under"

  7. under(adverb)

    below some quantity or limit

    "fifty dollars or under"

  8. under(adverb)

    below the horizon

    "the sun went under"

  9. under(adverb)

    down below

    "get under quickly!"

  10. under, below(adverb)

    further down

    "see under for further discussion"

Wiktionary

  1. under(Adverb)

    In a way lower or less than

    Etymology: From under.

  2. under(Adverb)

    In a way inferior to

    Etymology: From under.

  3. under(Adjective)

    Being lower; being beneath something.

    Etymology: From under.

  4. under(Preposition)

    In a lower level than.

    Etymology: From under.

  5. under(Preposition)

    As a subject of

    He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.

    Etymology: From under.

  6. under(Preposition)

    Less than

    Etymology: From under.

  7. under(Preposition)

    Below the surface of

    Etymology: From under.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Under

    below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house

  2. Under

    denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity

  3. Under

    denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short

  4. Under

    denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep

  5. Under

    less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion

  6. Under(adverb)

    in a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail

  7. Under(adj)

    lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Under

    un′dėr, prep. in a lower position than: beneath: below: less than, falling short of: in subjection, subordination, oppression, liability, &c.: during the time of: undergoing: in accordance with: in, in course of.—adv. in a lower degree or condition: in subjection: below: less.—adj. lower in position, rank, or degree: subject: subordinate.—Under arms, in readiness to use arms or weapons; Under fire, exposed to the fire or shot of any enemy; Under one's hand (see Hand); Under one's nose, under one's close observation; Under sail, moved by sails: in motion; Under the breath, with low voice, very softly; Under the lee, to the leeward; Under the rose (see Rose); Under water, below the surface of the water; Under way, moving: having commenced a voyage. [A.S. under; Goth. undar, Ice. undir, Ger. unter, L. inter.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. under

    A preposition of varied military application, in combination with other words. Thus troops are said to be under arms, when assembled in a state of military array, and having the necessary weapons of offense and defense, as rifles, swords, etc. To be under command is being liable to be ordered on any particular duty. To be under cover is to be shielded or protected. To be under contribution is being liable to give, in money or kind, what may be authoritatively called for. Countries are sometimes put under contribution for the support of an army. To be under fire or be cool is not being disconcerted by the apprehension of death in battle. To be under sentence is the liability to punishment, according to sentence passed; as, under the sentence of a general court-martial; under sentence of death.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Under' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Under' in Written Corpus Frequency: #392

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Under' in Adverbs Frequency: #161

How to pronounce Under?

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How to say Under in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Under in a Sentence

  1. Commissioner Vera Jourova:

    In the new Safe Harbour there will be a suspension clause, saying that under concrete conditions we are going to suspend (it).

  2. Philip Breedlove:

    I believe that Russia will dial up and down the pressure along the line of contact to keep Kiev under pressure to meet their parts of the (Minsk) agreements first.

  3. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Security in our region cannot be ensured without security in the Aegean. This cannot be done under threat of war or through increased Greek airspace violations, only by ensuring good neighborly relations on the basis of international law can we build solid foundations for our future cooperation.

  4. Xavier Becerra:

    The Texas lawsuit is based on a dubious legal claim with the sole goal of stripping Americans of their healthcare, in California, millions of people receive quality, affordable healthcare under the ACA, many for the first time.

  5. Interior Minister Fred Matiangi:

    I would like to reiterate that the situation is under control and the country is safe.

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