Underneath meaning

ŭndər-nēth
(football) In front of the pass defenders.
adverb
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In or to a place beneath; below.
adverb
6
3
Under the power or control of.
preposition
5
2
On the underside; at a lower level.
adverb
5
2
Lower; under.
adjective
3
2
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The part or side below or under.
noun
3
2
On the lower face or underside.
adverb
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0
Under; below; beneath.
preposition
2
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Under; below; beneath.
adverb
2
0
Under or lower.
adjective
1
0
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Underneath is defined as below or on a lower level.

An example of underneath used as an adverb is in the sentence, "The plate is underneath the bowl," which means that the bowl sits on top of the plate.

adverb
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Under the form, guise, or authority of.
preposition
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(football) In front of.
preposition
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The underpart; bottom side.
noun
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0
adverb
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On the underside or lower face of.
adverb
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Under, below, beneath.

Underneath the water, all was calm.

We flew underneath the bridge.

We looked underneath the table.

preposition
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Under the control or power of.

There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.

preposition
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Under, lower.

You can have the underneath bunk.

adjective
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The part under or lower.

The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.

noun
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A background radio sound track played during a specific announcement or program.
noun
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Under; below; beneath.
preposition
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
underneath
Plural:
underneaths

Origin of underneath

  • Middle English undernethe from Old English underneothan under under under neothan below beneath

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

  • Old English underneoþan (“underneath"), ultimately from Proto-Germanic

    From Wiktionary