What does Under mean?

Definitions for Under
ˈʌn dərUnder

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nether, underadjective

    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. underadverb

    down to defeat, death, or ruin

    "their competitors went under"

  4. underadverb

    through a range downward

    "children six and under will be admitted free"

  5. underadverb

    into unconsciousness

    "this will put the patient under"

  6. underadverb

    in or into a state of subordination or subjugation

    "we must keep our disappointment under"

  7. underadverb

    below some quantity or limit

    "fifty dollars or under"

  8. underadverb

    below the horizon

    "the sun went under"

  9. underadverb

    down below

    "get under quickly!"

  10. under, belowadverb

    further down

    "see under for further discussion"

Wiktionary

  1. underadverb

    In a way lower or less than

  2. underadverb

    In a way inferior to

  3. underadjective

    Being lower; being beneath something.

  4. underpreposition

    In a lower level than.

  5. underpreposition

    As a subject of

    He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.

  6. underpreposition

    Less than

  7. underpreposition

    Below the surface of

  8. 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. Underadverb

    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. Underadjective

    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

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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. Ron DeSantis:

    The federal government has no right to tell parents that in order for their kids to attend school in person, they must be forced to wear a mask all day, every day, many Florida schoolchildren have suffered under forced masking policies, and it is prudent to protect the ability of parents to make decisions regarding the wearing of masks by their children.

  2. Ferishta Karimi:

    My family lived under the Taliban and maybe they really want to change or have changed but only time will tell and it’s going to become clear very soon.

  3. Plato:

    Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

  4. Richard Harpootlian:

    Iowa shows that he can play, especially with folks under 30.

  5. Kevin Hall:

    Anything under 40 degrees Fahrenheit is considered cold, on the norm, we check the weather around 4 p.m. and if it's going to be cold, we let people in our shelters know to be prepared.

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