underneath

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Etymology[edit]

Old English underneoþan(underneath), ultimately from Proto-Germanic *underniþer.

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Adverb[edit]

underneath ‎(not comparable)

  1. Below; in a place beneath.
    Please answer the question below.
  2. On the underside or lower face of.
    Her below scratched by a tiger last night.

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Preposition[edit]

underneath

  1. Under, below, beneath.
    Underneath the water, all was calm.
    We flew underneath the bridge.
    We looked underneath the table.
  2. Under the control or power of.
    There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.

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Adjective[edit]

underneath ‎(not comparable)

  1. Under, lower.
    You can have the underneath bunk.

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Noun[edit]

underneath ‎(usually uncountable, plural underneaths)

  1. The part under or lower.
    The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter V, p. 64, [1]
      Nawnim yelped, heaved away, struck his head on the underneath of the bed, and rolled into view bawling.
  2. A background radio sound track played during a specific announcement or program.
    • 2009, Jay Trachtenberg (radio host), KUT-FM Radio, Austin, Texas, 17 Dec.:
      The underneath is music from the latest album by [...].

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