"gnawed his nether lip"
chthonian, chthonic, nether(adj)
dwelling beneath the surface of the earth
located below or beneath something else
"nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine"
Oppression; stress; a withering or stunting influence.
A trouble; a fault or dislocation in a seam of coal.
To bring or thrust down; bring or make low; lower; abase; humble.
To constrict; straiten; confine; restrict; suppress; lay low; keep under; press in upon; vex; harass; oppress.
To pinch or stunt with cold or hunger; check in growth; shrivel; straiten.
To shrink or huddle, as with cold; be shivery; tremble.
To depreciate; disparage; undervalue.
Low; low down.
The disappointed child's nether lip quivered.
Lying beneath, or conceived as lying beneath, the Earth's surface.
The nether regions.
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
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.]
The numerical value of nether in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of nether in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of nether in a Sentence
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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- unterirdisch, niederGerman
- subterráneo, de abajo, inferiorSpanish
- ala-, maanalainen, alempiFinnish
- inférieur, souterrainFrench
- ստորին, ստորերկյաArmenian
- lebih rendahIndonesian
- inferiore, sotterraneoItalian
- dolny, podziemnyPolish
- subteran, subRomanian
- подземный, нижнийRussian
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