What does beneath mean?

Definitions for beneath
bɪˈniθ, -ˈniðbe·neath

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath(adverb)

    in or to a place that is lower

Wiktionary

  1. beneath(Adverb)

    below or underneath

    Etymology: From benethe, from beneoþan, from bī-niþana, from ni-. Cognate with benedden, beneden, benieden. Compare also neden, and nedan. See also nether.

  2. beneath(Preposition)

    below

    Etymology: From benethe, from beneoþan, from bī-niþana, from ni-. Cognate with benedden, beneden, benieden. Compare also neden, and nedan. See also nether.

  3. beneath(Preposition)

    to a lower position

    Etymology: From benethe, from beneoþan, from bī-niþana, from ni-. Cognate with benedden, beneden, benieden. Compare also neden, and nedan. See also nether.

  4. beneath(Preposition)

    covered up or concealed by something

    Etymology: From benethe, from beneoþan, from bī-niþana, from ni-. Cognate with benedden, beneden, benieden. Compare also neden, and nedan. See also nether.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beneath

    lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of

  2. Beneath

    under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens

  3. Beneath

    lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming

  4. Beneath(adverb)

    in a lower place; underneath

  5. Beneath(adverb)

    below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath

Freebase

  1. Beneath

    Beneath is a sraight-to-DVD thriller-horror film co-produced in a first time partnership between Paramount Classics and MTV Films. The film is directed by the newcomer Dagen Merrill, who co-wrote the script with Kevin Burke, and the list of producers include Sean Covel and Chris Wyatt, as well as Troy Craig Poon. In Paramount Classics's first horror movie, which marks the company's expansion from acquisitions into the production arena, the cast includes Nora Zehetner and Matthew Settle. Shooting started 2005 in Vancouver, the film was released on DVD August 7, 2007. It was the first direct-to-video title produced by MTV Films.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beneath

    be-nēth′, prep. under, or lower in place: inside of, behind: unworthy the dignity of, unbecoming. [A.S. bi-nathan.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'beneath' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2088

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneath in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of beneath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of beneath in a Sentence

  1. Robert Browning:

    Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master and crouch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph?

  2. Farhad Alavi:

    The IRGC is known for using front companies ... businesses have to really always look upstream to see who is beneath the surface.

  3. Antonin Artaud:

    The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, its factories, its law-courts and its universities. The frozen Mind cracks between the mineral staves which close upon it. The fault lies with your moldy systems, your logic of 2 + 2 = 4. The fault lies with you, Chancellors, caught in the net of syllogisms. You manufacture engineers, magistrates, doctors, who know nothing of the true mysteries of the body or the cosmic laws of existence. False scholars blind outside this world, philosophers who pretend to reconstruct the mind. The least act of spontaneous creation is a more complex and revealing world than any metaphysics.

  4. Cultural Heritage Li Xiaoji:

    In some culturally protected areas or where there are construction controls there is illegal construction, damaging the historical features, including the treasures themselves. Some precious ancient sites and buildings have vanished beneath bulldozers.

  5. Edward Young:

    Those who build beneath the stars build too low.

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