[verb uhn-der-lahyn, uhn-der-lahyn; noun uhn-der-lahyn]
- to mark with a line or lines underneath; underscore.
- to indicate the importance of; emphasize, as by stressing or italicizing.
- Printing. a caption under an illustration.
- a line drawn under something; an underscore.
Origin of underline
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Examples from the Web for underlined
That message was underlined this weekend as well when the United States began sending arms directly to Kurdish Peshmerga forces.Exclusive: Inside Obama's Push for Regime Change in Iraq
August 11, 2014
Nadya also underlined that Katya had never told them about this reason for changing the lawyers.How the Pussy Riot Girls Trial Fell Apart
May 8, 2013
In fact, it was this very vagueness that underlined the success.Obama’s Successes in Israel
Brent E. Sasley
March 22, 2013
In his copy of the book he underlined a section on seizures.‘The Pale King’s’ Depiction of IRS Gets Fact Checked
April 17, 2012
There was Coco the other day, on Page Six, his familiar red coiffure now underlined by some bright, red whiskers.The Exit Beard
The Daily Beast
February 18, 2010
Numbering errors in the vocabulary lists are underlined like this.Dialogues in French and English
Words using these characters are underlined in the text like this.The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The errata have been corrected the same way, except that they are underlined in blue.The Stranger in France
Togi underlined her mate's challenge with a series of snarls rising in volume.Storm Over Warlock
Corrections to typographical errors are underlined like this.History of the Division of Medical Sciences
Sami Khalaf Hamarneh
- to put a line under
- to state forcibly; emphasize or reinforce
- a line underneath, esp under written matter
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Word Origin and History for underlined
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