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ˈnɛð ərnether

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. netheradjective


    "gnawed his nether lip"

  2. chthonian, chthonic, netheradjective

    dwelling beneath the surface of the earth

    "nether regions"

  3. nether, underadjective

    located below or beneath something else

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


  1. nethernoun

    Oppression; stress; a withering or stunting influence.

  2. nethernoun

    A trouble; a fault or dislocation in a seam of coal.

  3. netherverb

    To bring or thrust down; bring or make low; lower; abase; humble.

  4. netherverb

    To constrict; straiten; confine; restrict; suppress; lay low; keep under; press in upon; vex; harass; oppress.

  5. nether

    To pinch or stunt with cold or hunger; check in growth; shrivel; straiten.

  6. nether

    To shrink or huddle, as with cold; be shivery; tremble.

  7. nether

    To depreciate; disparage; undervalue.

  8. netheradverb

    Down; downward.

  9. netheradverb

    Low; low down.

  10. netheradjective

    Lower; under.

    The disappointed child's nether lip quivered.

  11. netheradjective

    Lying beneath, or conceived as lying beneath, the Earth's surface.

    The nether regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Netheradjective

    situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; belonging to the region below; lower; under; -- opposed to upper

    Etymology: [OE. nethere, neithere, AS. niera, fr. the adv. nier downward; akin to neoan below, beneath, D. neder down, G. nieder, Sw. nedre below, nether, a. & adv., and also to Skr. ni down. 201. Cf. Beneath.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nether

    neth′ėr, adj. beneath another, lower: infernal.—n. Neth′erlander, an inhabitant of Holland.—adj. Neth′erlandish, Dutch.—n.pl. Neth′erlings, stockings.—adjs. Neth′ermore, lower; Neth′ermost, lowest.—n.pl. Neth′erstocks (Shak.), short stockings or half-hose for the leg, as distinguished from trunk hose for the thigh.—advs. Neth′erward, -s, downward. [A.S. neothera, a comp. adj. due to adv. nither, downward; Ger. nieder, low.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nether in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Conan Doyle:

    There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.

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    the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    • A. assortment
    • B. rogue
    • C. bowel
    • D. slip

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