What does underneath mean?

Definitions for underneath
ˌʌn dərˈniθ, -ˈniðun·der·neath

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. underneath(Noun)

    The part under or lower.

    The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.

    Etymology: underneoþan, ultimately from

  2. underneath(Noun)

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

    Etymology: underneoþan, ultimately from

  3. underneath(Adverb)

    On the underside or lower face of.

    Etymology: underneoþan, ultimately from

  4. underneath(Adverb)

    Below; in a place beneath.

    Etymology: underneoþan, ultimately from

  5. underneath(Adjective)

    Under, lower.

    You can have the underneath bunk.

    Etymology: underneoþan, ultimately from

  6. underneath(Preposition)

    Under, below, beneath.

    Etymology: underneoþan, ultimately from

  7. underneath(Preposition)

    Under the control or power of.

    There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce underneath?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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How to say underneath in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of underneath in a Sentence

  1. Jeannie Mai:

    And I also want to twirl underneath legs!

  2. Anne Morrow Lindbergh:

    Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.

  3. Edmund White:

    The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.

  4. Jeffrey Moore:

    We suspect the hills may have been pushed up from underneath along the cracks.

  5. Bertolt Brecht:

    For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him.

Images & Illustrations of underneath

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