un|der|neath


un|der|neath
un|der|neath «UHN duhr NEETH», preposition, adverb, adjective, noun.
–prep.
1. beneath; below; under: »

a cellar underneath a house. We can sit underneath this tree.

2. under the power or control of; subject to: »

underneath the yoke of Government (Shakespeare).

3. Archaic. under the form or cover of.
–adv.
1. beneath what is on top; down below: »

Someone was pushing up from underneath.

2. beneath what is outermost: »

to wear wool underneath.

3. on the underside; at the bottom or base: »

a house rotten underneath.

–adj.
–n.
the lower part or surface.
[Old English underneothan < under- under + neothan below]

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