Under meaning

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Subject to the supervision, instruction, or influence of.

Under parental guidance.

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Inferior to in status or rank.

Nine officers under me at headquarters.

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Undergoing or receiving the effects of.

Under constant care.

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Subject to the restraint or obligation of.

Under contract.

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Within the group or classification of.

Listed under biology.

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Sowed or planted with.

An acre under oats.

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Beneath the surface of.

Under the ground; swam under water.

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In the process of.

Under discussion.

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In view of; because of.

Under these conditions.

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With the authorization of.

Under the monarch's seal.

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Powered or propelled by.

Under sail; under steam.

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During the time conventionally assigned to (a sign of the zodiac).

Born under Aries.

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In or into a place below or beneath.

Struggled in the water but then slipped under.

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So as to be covered or enveloped.

Arranged the blankets so the kids were completely under.

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So as to be less than the required amount or degree.

10 degrees or under.

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So as to be rendered unconscious, as by an anesthetic.

Doctors put the patient under.

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In or into a condition of ruin or death.

Businesses that have gone under.

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Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else.

The under parts of a machine.

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Lower in rank, power, or authority; subordinate.
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Less than is required or customary.

An under dose of medication.

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Beneath or below in position.

Underground.

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Inferior or subordinate in rank or importance.

Undersecretary.

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Less in degree, rate, or quantity than normal or proper.

Undersized.

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In, at, or to a position down from; lower than; below.

Shoes under the bed, under a blazing sun.

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Beneath the surface of.

Under water.

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Below and to the other side of.

We drove under a bridge.

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Covered, surmounted, enveloped, or concealed by.

To wear a vest under a coat.

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In a position or condition regarded as lower than or inferior to, or implying subordination to.
  • Subject to the control, limitations, government, direction, instruction, or influence of.
    under orders from the President, under oath, born under Aries.
  • Burdened, oppressed, or distressed by.
    under a strain.
  • Subjected to; undergoing.
    under an anesthetic, under repair.
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With the character, pretext, disguise, or cover of.

Under an alias.

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In or included in (the designated category, division, class, etc.)

Spiders are classified under arachnids.

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During the rule of.

Literature flourished under Elizabeth I.

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Being the subject of.

The question under discussion.

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Having regard for; because of.

Under the circumstances.

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Authorized or attested by.

Under her signature.

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Planted with; sown with.

An acre under corn.

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In or to a position below something; beneath.
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Beneath the surface, as of water.
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In or to a condition that is subordinate.
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So as to be covered or concealed.
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Less in amount, value, etc.; not so much.

Costing two dollars or under.

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Lower in position, authority, rank, amount, degree, etc.
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In, on, to, or from a lower place or side; beneath or below.

Undertow.

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In an inferior or subordinate position or rank.

Undersecretary.

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Too little, not enough, below normal or standard.

Underdeveloped.

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In or at a lower level than.
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As a subject of; subordinate to.

He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.

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Less than.
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Below the surface of.
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(figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).

To collapse under stress; to give in under interrogation.

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In a way lower or less than.
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In a way inferior to.
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Being lower; being beneath something.
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Under (in any sense): insufficient, insufficiently, below what is correct; subordinate to; beneath or behind.
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Under is defined as below, less than or covered.

An example of under is a trash can located below a kitchen sink.

An example of under is someone's blood alcohol level being below the illegal level.

An example of under is laying beneath a blanket.

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Beneath the assumed surface or guise of.

Traveled under a false name.

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Less than; smaller than.

The jar's capacity is under three quarts.

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Less than the required amount or degree of.

Under voting age.

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Subject to the authority, rule, or control of.

Under a dictatorship.

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out from under
  • Having gotten free of worries or difficulties:.
    Credit counseling helped us get out from under.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

out from under

Origin of under

  • ME < OE: see under

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English n̥dher- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English n̥dher- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English under, from Proto-Germanic *under (whence also German unter, Dutch onder, Danish under), from a merger of Proto-Indo-European *nÌ¥dʰér (“under") and *nÌ¥tér (“inside"). Akin to Old High German untar (“under"), Latin infra (“below, beneath"). More at infra-

    From Wiktionary