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Underneath vs. Under

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Underneathadverb

Below; in a place beneath.

Underpreposition

In or at a lower level than.

Underneathadverb

On the underside or lower face.

Underpreposition

As a subject of; subordinate to.

‘He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.’;

Underneathpreposition

Under, below, beneath.

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

Underpreposition

Less than.

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Underneathpreposition

Under the control or power of.

‘There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.’;

Underpreposition

Below the surface of.

Underneathadjective

Under, lower.

‘You can have the underneath bunk.’;

Underpreposition

(figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).

‘to collapse under stress; to give in under interrogation’;

Underneathnoun

The lower surface or part of something.

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

Underpreposition

As, in the character of.

‘he writes books under the name John Smith’;

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Underneathnoun

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

Underadverb

In a way lower or less than.

Underneathadverb

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

‘Or sullen mole, that runneth underneath.’;

Underadverb

In a way inferior to.

Underneathpreposition

Under; beneath; below.

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

Underadverb

(informal) In an unconscious state.

‘It took the hypnotist several minutes to make his subject go under.’;

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Underneathadverb

on the lower or downward side;

‘a chest of drawers all scratched underneath’;

Underadjective

Being lower; being beneath something.

Underneathadverb

lower down on the page;

‘diagrams with figures underneath’;

Underadjective

Under anesthesia, especially general anesthesia; sedated.

‘Ensure the patient is sufficiently under.’;

Underneathadverb

beneath by way of support;

‘a house with a good foundation underneath’;

Underpreposition

Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; - opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.

‘Fruit put in bottles, and the bottles let down into wells under water, will keep long.’; ‘Be gathered now, ye waters under heaven,Into one place.’;

Underneathadverb

under or below an object or a surface;

‘we could see the original painting underneath’;

Underpreposition

Denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity.

‘Both Jews and Gentiles . . . are all under sin.’; ‘That led the embattled seraphim to warUnder thy conduct.’; ‘Who have their provandOnly for bearing burdens, and sore blowsFor sinking under them.’;

Underpreposition

Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.

‘Three sons he dying left under age.’; ‘Medicines take effect sometimes under, and sometimes above, the natural proportion of their virtue.’; ‘There are several hundred parishes in England under twenty pounds a year.’; ‘It was too great an honor for any man under a duke.’; ‘Several young men could never leave the pulpit under half a dozen conceits.’;

Underpreposition

Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep.

‘A crew who, under names of old renown . . . abusedFanatic Egypt.’; ‘Mr. Duke may be mentioned under the double capacity of a poet and a divine.’; ‘Under this head may come in the several contests and wars betwixt popes and the secular princes.’;

Underpreposition

Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.

‘Abject and lost, lay these, covering the flood,Under amazement of their hideous change.’;

Underadverb

In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; - used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail; to go bankrupt.

‘I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection.’; ‘The minstrel fell, but the foeman's chainCould not bring his proud soul under.’;

Underadjective

Lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; - generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff.

Underadjective

located below or beneath something else;

‘nether garments’; ‘the under parts of a machine’;

Underadjective

lower in rank, power, or authority;

‘an under secretary’;

Underadverb

down to defeat, death, or ruin;

‘their competitors went under’;

Underadverb

through a range downward;

‘children six and under will be admitted free’;

Underadverb

into unconsciousness;

‘this will put the patient under’;

Underadverb

in or into a state of subordination or subjugation;

‘we must keep our disappointment under’;

Underadverb

below some quantity or limit;

‘fifty dollars or under’;

Underadverb

below the horizon;

‘the sun went under’;

Underadverb

down below;

‘get under quickly!’;

Underadverb

further down;

‘see under for further discussion’;

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