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underneath

[ uhn-der-neeth, -neeth ]

preposition

  1. below the surface or level of; directly or vertically beneath; at or on the bottom of.
  2. under the control of; in a lower position in a hierarchy of authority:

    Underneath the department heads are the junior executives.

  3. hidden, disguised, or misrepresented, as by a false appearance or pretense:

    Underneath his bluster is a timid nature.



adverb

  1. below; at a lower level or position; on the underside.

adjective

  1. lower; situated below or under.

noun

  1. the bottom; underside; lowest part.

underneath

/ ˌʌndəˈniːθ /

preposition

  1. under; beneath


adjective

  1. lower

noun

  1. a lower part, surface, etc
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Word History and Origins

Origin of underneath1

before 900; Middle English undernethe, Old English underneothan. See under, beneath
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Word History and Origins

Origin of underneath1

Old English underneothan, from under + neothan below; related to Old Danish underneden; see beneath
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Example Sentences

This warning system will also need to communicate hurricanes' increasing intensity, related to the temperature underneath the storm.

Physicist Emmanuel Fort and colleagues observed this effect by injecting a layer of gas underneath either silicone oil or glycerol and shaking the container.

It would tunnel underneath the Volcan Mountains, Mesa Grande Reservation and Cleveland National Forest, along the northern border of San Pasqual Reservation, eventually terminating at the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant.

He studies how areas with permafrost underneath them have been changing.

“If you clear out a whole bunch of space around the lines, grasses and non-native species that are much more fire-prone can grow underneath, which increases your fire risk,” Skinner said.

None of us were interested in making a film about a speech, a statue, or all that good stuff; it was about getting underneath it.

Red letters scrawled underneath seem to be Ramone thinking aloud: “I wonder but I think so.”

He took his hand off the car and put it back underneath his shirt.

Underneath my chronic prickliness and assholishness I am always, always thankful.

And underneath my chronic prickliness and assholishness I am always, always thankful.

Of late, however, it has acquired a far greater interest through the discovery of coal underneath its surface.

Bedded in the soft earth underneath lay the slim buckskin sacks.

Underneath these were affectionate hearts quaking with fear lest the home-coming be but a sad one after all.

The only difference was that it rested on a framework attached to a single wheel directly underneath.

Let dry, apply a cover-glass, and run glacial acetic acid underneath it.

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