underneath*/*/

underneath*/*/
[ˌʌndəˈniːθ]
adv, preposition
1) in, to, or through a place directly below something, or below something that covers it
I'll leave the key underneath the mat.[/ex]
He hid underneath the bed.[/ex]
The photographer's name was printed underneath.[/ex]
2) on the lower surface of something
The pancakes should be golden underneath.[/ex]
3) used for describing what someone or something is really like, despite how they may seem
Gary acts tough, but underneath he's really very kind.[/ex]

Dictionary for writing and speaking English. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Underneath — «Underneath» Sencillo de Alanis Morissette del álbum Flavors of Entanglement Formato Descarga digital Grabación 2007 Género(s) Pop Rock …   Wikipedia Español

  • Underneath — «Underneath» Сингл Alanis Morissette из альбома …   Википедия

  • underneath — has from earliest times been in competition with below, beneath, and under, and in current use tends to be used mainly in a physical sense, e.g. (adverb) a building with a garage underneath, and (preposition) underneath the arches of the bridge.… …   Modern English usage

  • Underneath — Un der*neath , adv. [OE. undirnepe. See {Under}, and {Beneath}.] Beneath; below; in a lower place; under; as, a channel underneath the soil. [1913 Webster] Or sullen mole, that runneth underneath. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underneath — Un der*neath , prep. Under; beneath; below. [1913 Webster] Underneath this stone lie As much beauty as could die. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underneath — O.E. underneoðan, from UNDER (Cf. under) + neoðan below (see BENEATH (Cf. beneath)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • underneath — *below, under, beneath …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • underneath — [adv/prep] below beneath, bottom, covered, lower, neath, nether, under; concepts 586,735 Ant. above, over, up …   New thesaurus

  • underneath — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) situated directly below. 2) so as to be partly or wholly concealed by. ► NOUN ▪ the part or side facing towards the ground; the underside. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • underneath — [un΄dər nēth′] adv. [ME undernethe < OE underneothan < under,UNDER + neothan, below; akin to neothera,NETHER] 1. under; below; beneath 2. on the underside; at a lower level 3. Football in front of the pass defenders prep …   English World dictionary

  • underneath — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)ni͟ːθ[/t]] 1) PREP If one thing is underneath another, it is directly under it, and may be covered or hidden by it. The device exploded underneath a van. ...using dogs to locate people trapped underneath collapsed buildings. ...a… …   English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”