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Definitions for beneath
bɪˈniθ, -ˈniðbe·neath

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneathadverb

    in or to a place that is lower

Wiktionary

  1. beneathadverb

    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. beneathpreposition

    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. beneathpreposition

    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. beneathpreposition

    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. Beneathadverb

    in a lower place; underneath

  5. Beneathadverb

    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. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin:

    The Republican Majority Leader announced over the weekend that he was going to hold this nomination of Loretta Lynch until the bill, which is pending before the Senate passes, whenever that may be, and so Loretta Lynch, the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general, is asked to sit in the back of the bus when it comes to the Senate calendar. That is unfair. It's unjust. It is beneath the decorum and dignity of the United States Senate. This woman deserves fairness.

  2. Zell Miller:

    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.

  3. James Delgado:

    We are undertaking this exploration of the San Francisco Bay in part to learn more about its maritime heritage as well as to test recent advances in technology that will allow us to better protect and understand the rich stories found beneath the Bay's waters.

  4. Joyce Carol Oates:

    If you explore beneath shyness or party chit-chat, you can sometimes turn a dull exchange into an intriguing one. I've found this to be particularly true in the case of professors or intellectuals, who are full of fascinating information, but need encouragement before they'll divulge it.

  5. Arthur Weiters:

    Racism -- it's never going to stop, not as long as white people are raising children telling them the black man is beneath them.

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