What does underneath mean?

Definitions for underneathˌʌn dərˈniθ, -ˈnið

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underneath(adverb)

    on the lower or downward side; on the underside of

    "a chest of drawers all scratched underneath"

  2. underneath(adverb)

    under or below an object or a surface; at a lower place or level; directly beneath

    "we could see the original painting underneath"; "a house with a good foundation underneath"


  1. underneath(Noun)

    The part under or lower.

    The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.

  2. underneath(Noun)

    A background radio sound track played during a specific announcement or program.

  3. underneath(Adverb)

    On the underside or lower face of.

  4. underneath(Adverb)

    Below; in a place beneath.

  5. underneath(Adjective)

    Under, lower.

    You can have the underneath bunk.

  6. underneath(Preposition)

    Under, below, beneath.

  7. underneath(Preposition)

    Under the control or power of.

    There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.

  8. Origin: underneoþan, ultimately from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underneath(adverb)

    beneath; below; in a lower place; under; as, a channel underneath the soil

  2. Underneath

    under; beneath; below


  1. Underneath

    Underneath is the sixth album by American pop rock group Hanson. It was released in 2004 by 3CG Records. It is the band's first release on their own independent record label.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underneath

    un-dėr-nēth′, adv. beneath: below: in a lower place.—prep. under: beneath.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'underneath' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2154


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underneath in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underneath in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Corbin Casteel:

    It looked wedged underneath the bridge.

  2. Jessica Alarid:

    We took cover underneath the seats until they came for us.

  3. Oscar Levant:

    Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

  4. John Oldham:

    Underneath that, there’s a sense of inferiority and incompleteness.

  5. Shad Moss:

    I never said this is my money, i put a quote underneath that picture.

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