An example of beneath is a toy under the bed; the toy beneath the bed.
An example of beneath is a child under a blanket; the child was beneath the blanket.
The earth lay beneath a blanket of snow.
Beneath a blanket of snow.
It is beneath him to cheat.
An example of beneath is the table on which a cup is sitting; the table is beneath the cup.
An example of beneath is Joe Biden being Vice President to Barack Obama; Joe Biden is beneath Barack Obama.
An example of beneath is a person laying under a blanket; The person is beneath the blanket.
Origin of beneath
- Middle English binethe from Old English beneothan be by by1 neothan below
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English benethe, from Old English beneoþan (“beneath, under, below”), from Proto-Germanic *bī-niþana (“below”), from Proto-Indo-European *ni-, *nei- (“in, under”). Cognate with Low German benedden (“beneath”), Dutch beneden (“beneath, under, down”), German benieden (“below”). Compare also Danish neden (“below”), Swedish and Icelandic nedan (“below, under”). See also nether.