- lying or believed to lie beneath the earth's surface; infernal: the nether regions.
- lower or under: his nether lip.
Origin of nether
Examples from the Web for nether
Contemporary Examples of nether
It quickly becomes way too apparent that this is not a scenic romantic vista, but rather code for Harding's own nether regions.Fifty Shades of Presidential FanFiction
August 2, 2014
She just sits in a pool of water and spreads her legs, using her nether regions as bait.‘Naked and Afraid’ Is the Craziest Show on TV—You Just Have to Watch
July 2, 2013
He is also nicknamed Chief Kiael, but nether neither he nor anybody else seems to be the chief of SUWU.Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties
February 17, 2013
Somewhere in the nether regions of his pitiless heart, the ancient patriarch knows he cannot live forever.The Murdoch Family Succession Psychodrama
November 24, 2011
"This went from the nether regions of the Internet to mainstream political debate," Pfeiffer told the half-full briefing room.Obama Releases Birth Certificate
April 27, 2011
Historical Examples of nether
Now, attention, friend, and let your ears work as well as your nether jaw.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Robin Hood looked up and he looked down, biting his nether lip.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
There are in all ten princes of the nether world, of whom the fifth is the highest and most feared.
First he went to the Nether World, where the shades of the departed dwell.
In heaven, on earth and in the Nether World only the gospel of Buddha has no limits.
- placed or situated below, beneath, or undergroundnether regions; a nether lip
Word Origin for nether
Word Origin and History for nether
Old English niþera, neoþera "down, downwards, below, beneath," from Proto-Germanic *nitheraz (cf. Old Saxon nithar, Old Norse niðr, Old Frisian nither, Dutch neder, German nieder), from comparative of PIE *ni- "down, below" (cf. Sanskrit ni "down," nitaram "downward," Greek neiothen "from below," Old Church Slavonic nizu "low, down"). Has been replaced in most senses by lower (adj.).