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

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  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. Nancy Pelosi:

    The President's statements about the congresswomen are a sign of ignorance and disrespect, and beneath the dignity of the Office of The President.

  2. Edwin Hubbel Chapin:

    Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.

  3. Stanislaw Lec:

    When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.

  4. President Ronald Reagan:

    There are many well-meaning people today who work at placing an economic floor beneath all of us so that no one shall exist below a certain level or standard of living, and certainly we don't quarrel with this. But look more closely and you may find that all too often these well-meaning people are building a ceiling above which no one shall be permitted to climb and between the two are pressing us all into conformity, into a mold of standardized mediocrity.

  5. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Beneath the rule of men entirely great, The pen is mightier than the sword.

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