What does nether mean?

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ˈnɛð ərnether

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nether(adj)

    lower

    "gnawed his nether lip"

  2. chthonian, chthonic, nether(adj)

    dwelling beneath the surface of the earth

    "nether regions"

  3. nether, under(adj)

    located below or beneath something else

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

Wiktionary

  1. nether(Noun)

    Oppression; stress; a withering or stunting influence.

  2. nether(Noun)

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

  3. nether(Verb)

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

  4. nether(Verb)

    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. nether(Adverb)

    Down; downward.

  9. nether(Adverb)

    Low; low down.

  10. nether(Adjective)

    Lower; under.

    The disappointed child's nether lip quivered.

  11. nether(Adjective)

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

    The nether regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nether(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [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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How to say nether in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of nether in a Sentence

  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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