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Beneath vs. Underneath

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Beneathadverb

Below or underneath.

Underneathadverb

Below; in a place beneath.

Beneathpreposition

Below.

Underneathadverb

On the underside or lower face.

Beneathpreposition

In a position that is lower in rank, dignity, etc.

Underneathpreposition

Under, below, beneath.

‘Underneath the water, all was calm.’; ‘We flew underneath the bridge.’; ‘We looked underneath the table.’;

Beneathpreposition

Covered up or concealed by something.

Underneathpreposition

Under the control or power of.

‘There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.’;

Beneathpreposition

Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.

‘Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies.’;

Underneathadjective

Under, lower.

‘You can have the underneath bunk.’;

Beneathpreposition

Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.

‘Our country sinks beneath the yoke.’;

Underneathnoun

The lower surface or part of something.

‘The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.’;

Beneathpreposition

Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.

‘He will do nothing that is beneath his high station.’;

Underneathnoun

A background radio sound track played during a specific announcement or program.

Beneathadverb

In a lower place; underneath.

‘The earth you take from beneath will be barren.’;

Underneathadverb

Beneath; below; in a lower place; under; as, a channel underneath the soil.

‘Or sullen mole, that runneth underneath.’;

Beneathadverb

Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.

Underneathpreposition

Under; beneath; below.

‘Underneath this stone lieAs much beauty as could die.’;

Beneathadverb

in or to a place that is lower

Underneathadverb

on the lower or downward side;

‘a chest of drawers all scratched underneath’;

Underneathadverb

lower down on the page;

‘diagrams with figures underneath’;

Underneathadverb

beneath by way of support;

‘a house with a good foundation underneath’;

Underneathadverb

under or below an object or a surface;

‘we could see the original painting underneath’;

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