What does underline mean?

Definitions for underlineˈʌn dərˌlaɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word underline.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underscore, underline(verb)

    a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)

  2. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)

    give extra weight to (a communication)

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"

  3. underline, underscore(verb)

    draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to


  1. underline(Noun)

    A line placed underneath a piece of text in order to provide emphasis or to indicate that it should be viewed in italics or that it acts as a hyperlink

  2. underline(Noun)

    An character

  3. underline(Verb)

    To draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis; to underscore

  4. underline(Verb)

    To emphasise or stress something

  5. underline(Verb)

    To influence secretly.

    By mere chance in appearance, though underlined with a providence, they had a full light of the infanta. uE000100723uE001 Sir H. Wotton.

  6. underline(Adjective)

    Passing under a railway line.

  7. Origin: under + line

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underline(verb)

    to mark a line below, as words; to underscore

  2. Underline(verb)

    to influence secretly


  1. Underline

    An underline, also called an underscore, is one or more horizontal lines immediately below a portion of writing. Single, and occasionally double, underlining was originally used in hand-written or typewritten documents to emphasise text. In a manuscript to be typeset, various forms of underlining were conventionally used to indicate that text should be set in a special typeface such as italics to show emphasis, part of a procedure known as markup. With the advent of word processing, different typefaces can be used in the manuscript directly, so that underlining is no longer needed for markup; but underlining is sometimes used in documents in its own right. Underlines are sometimes used as a diacritic, to indicate that a letter has a different pronunciation to its non-underlined form.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underline

    un-dėr-līn′, v.t. to draw a line under or below, as a word.—n. Un′derline, an announcement of a theatrical performance to follow placed in an advertisement of the present one.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'underline' in Verbs Frequency: #954


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underline in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underline in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Taylor Swift:

    He's so cool, getting that phone call, like 'Hey, would you like to go and play with the Rolling Stones?' Yes. That's an immediate yes. That is a bold, underline, exclamation point, yes.

  2. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    The road on which we have been and we are on, is probably the first step for calming down the situation, but we all know that we are still very far from a solution, and I need to underline again the financial engagement which we will have to Ukraine, given its grave economic situation.

  3. Ian Mulcahey:

    Commentators from all over the world are reaching out for more information about our proposal, to evaluate it against their own disused infrastructure, what we are saying with the London Underline is that we need to look at all the spaces that currently exist within cities, and ask ourselves: 'Are we using them in the best way that we can?' If not, what else could we do?

  4. Raj Peter Bhakta:

    Entrepreneurs need to be very, very careful. Underline, ‘very, very careful,’ about who they take money from. It’s a very difficult decision, when you are growing and you need the money, you really want to take the money, you can’t create the business if you don’t take the money, but on the other hand, you take the money and sometimes you find that you have made a deal with the devil.

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