[neth-er-mohst, -muh st]


lowest; farthest down: the nethermost depths of the ocean.

Origin of nethermost

First recorded in 1250–1300, nethermost is from the Middle English word nethermast. See nether, -most Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nethermost

Historical Examples of nethermost

  • The mercury in the tubes at the trader's store had sunk to the nethermost depths.

    Under Fire

    Charles King

  • And why, I ask again, is Sweden at present shaken to its nethermost foundations?

    Master Olof

    August Strindberg

  • It extends from the uppermost height to the nethermost abyss.

  • If she is indeed to be won from the nethermost Hell, then be mine the task!

  • The gates that are opened for me are the gates of the nethermost hell.

    The Gadfly

    E. L. Voynich

British Dictionary definitions for nethermost



farthest down; lowest
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