[ bih-neeth, -neeth ]
/ bɪˈniθ, -ˈnið /


below; in or to a lower place, position, state, or the like.
underneath: heaven above and the earth beneath.


Origin of beneath

before 900; Middle English benethe, Old English beneothan, equivalent to be- be- + neothan below, akin to Old High German nidana. See nether

synonym study for beneath

3. See below. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for beneath

/ (bɪˈniːθ) /


below, esp if covered, protected, or obscured by
not as great or good as would be demanded bybeneath his dignity


below; underneath

Word Origin for beneath

Old English beneothan, from be- + neothan low; see nether
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