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Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath.
William Collins

Meaning of "underneath" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD UNDERNEATH

Old English underneothan, from under + neothan below; related to Old Danish underneden.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF UNDERNEATH

underneath  [ˌʌndəˈniːθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNDERNEATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Underneath can act as a noun, an adjective, an adverb and a preposition.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The preposition is an invariable grammatical category, that has no meaning itself and which serves to link or relate terms.

WHAT DOES UNDERNEATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of underneath in the English dictionary

The definition of underneath in the dictionary is under; beneath. Other definition of underneath is a lower part, surface, etc.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UNDERNEATH


beneath
bɪˈniːθ
Blackheath
ˈblækhiːθ
eath
iːθ
ethe
iːθ
foreteeth
ˈfɔːˌtiːθ
heath
hiːθ
insheath
ɪnˈʃiːθ
Leith
liːθ
meith
miːθ
monteith
mɒnˈtiːθ
neath
niːθ
Reith
riːθ
sheath
ʃiːθ
smeath
smiːθ
smeeth
smiːθ
snaggleteeth
ˈsnæɡəlˌtiːθ
teeth
tiːθ
uneath
ʌnˈiːθ
unneath
əˈniːθ
wreath
riːθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UNDERNEATH

undermanning
undermasted
undermeaning
undermentioned
underminde
undermine
underminer
undermost
undern
undernamed
underniceness
undernote
undernourish
undernourished
undernourishment
underntime
undernutrition
underoccupied
underpaid
underpainting

WORDS THAT END LIKE UNDERNEATH

babies´-breath
Black Death
brain death
breath
bridal wreath
death
in at the death
in the same breath
life-and-death
life-or-death
living death
Meath
out of breath
put to death
shortness of breath
sudden death
to death
wall of death
Westmeath
with bated breath

Synonyms and antonyms of underneath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UNDERNEATH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «underneath» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of underneath

Translation of «underneath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNDERNEATH

Find out the translation of underneath to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of underneath from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «underneath» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在下面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

debajo
570 millions of speakers

English

underneath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीचे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَسْفَل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

внизу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

debaixo de
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিম্নদেশে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en dessous
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Di bawah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

darunter
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

下に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

밑에
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing ngisor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở dưới
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடியில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

altında
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sotto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

poniżej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

під
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sub
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από κάτω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

under
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

på undersiden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of underneath

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERNEATH»

The term «underneath» is very widely used and occupies the 11.435 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNDERNEATH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about underneath

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10 QUOTES WITH «UNDERNEATH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word underneath.
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Alfie Allen
I've always known my dad is a one-off and his own person. But I feel that underneath he has always loved me.
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Marian Anderson
None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
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Roone Arledge
But unlike the setup in most organizations, where there's an administrator on top and creative people or doers underneath, I'm basically a doer and I like to have administrative people underneath me.
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Jean-Michel Basquiat
I have a painting where somebody's holding a chicken, and underneath the chicken is somebody's head.
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Larry Bishop
I always see that there's a - from a philosophical point of view - there's the appearance of things that everybody wants you to think is happening, then there's the reality underneath it.
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Cameron Bright
Being able to breathe underwater would be sweet. There is so much life underneath the water that we don't know about. I would love to check out the bottom of the ocean to see what's going on down there.
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Cameron Bright
There is so much life underneath the water that we don't know about.
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William Collins
Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath.
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Brad Dourif
We all have an edge. We all are floating our psyche on top with a great ocean underneath.
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Anne-Marie Duff
I try very hard not to take work home, but it can be tricky. Sometimes it feels as if you are wearing your costume underneath your own clothes! I suppose things are always ticking away in the back of your mind.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNDERNEATH»

Discover the use of underneath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to underneath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Underneath
But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures.
Kathi Appelt, 2012
2
The Madness Underneath
The New York Times bestseller!
Maureen Johnson, 2013
3
Underneath the Bragg Peaks: Structural Analysis of Complex ...
I would heartily recommend this book as a starting point if you are considering using PDF analysis in your own work. For more experienced practitioners, this text is a useful reference.
Takeshi Egami, Simon J.L. Billinge, 2012
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Underneath New York
Harry Granick's Underneath New York is the first book to describe the anatomy of a modern city. This is something of a subterranean superintendent's guide; a vivid account of the complete anatomy of the nation's most dynamic city,
Harry Granick, 1991
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The Underneath of Things: Violence, History, and the ...
The book documents the rural impact of the progressive collapse of the Sierra Leonean state in the past several decades, and seeks to understand how an even earlier history is reinscribed in the present.
Mariane Conchita Ferme, 2001
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Traci Lords: Underneath It All
Three years later she got out. This is her memoir–a tale of loss, redemption, and ultimate survival as Traci Elizabeth Lords takes you into her secretive past, faces her demons, and shares her extraordinary journey of personal growth.
Traci Lords, 2013
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Underneath It All
Janelle, a smart, savvy business woman takes life by the horns!
R.L. Davis, 2012
8
God Underneath: Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest
A delightfully different approach to religion and spirituality, this collection of engaging personal tales transcends specific doctrines to reveal the presence of God in everyday life.
Edward L. Beck, 2002
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Underneath A Flight Attendant: Living Vicariously in A New ...
This book is also a good reminder for passengers all over the world, especially those who travel 4 or 5-star airlines; on how to be a conscious economy passenger and behave well. The author reveals to the world her psychic abilities.
Soraia Nakib, 2012
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Underneath the Flesh
This book ends on a note of hope, a light at the end of the tunnel and a victory for mind over matter. At a time when obesity is rarely out of the headlines, this is an extraordinarily strong, poignant and timely book.
Alexandra Gallagher-Mearns, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNDERNEATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term underneath is used in the context of the following news items.
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Man rolls underneath moving train in wild, dangerous stunt
A man who was caught on video rolling underneath a moving train could face charges. While he was stopped at the railroad crossing, local business owner ... «KRMG, Aug 15»
2
WATCH: Group Helps Woman Pinned Underneath Car
Dallas, TX--Stunning video shows a group of police officers, firefighters and strangers working together to help a woman pinned underneath a car. A surveillance ... «MyFOXPhilly.com, Jul 15»
3
Police: Man dies after canoe overturns, traps him underneath
Police say all three boaters were wearing life jackets, but a man was trapped underneath the canoe. Witnesses administered CPR to the man. But he was ... «Seacoastonline.com, Jul 15»
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'Underneath we are ...' campaign shows real, diverse women in the …
"Underneath, we are ... young, fat, tall, we are trans, skinny, disabled, we are mothers, we are short, scarred and old," the campaign reads. "We are the many ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Body found underneath Benning Road Bridge in Northeast
District police officials said the body of an unidentified male was found in the Anacostia River Friday morning underneath the Benning Road bridge in Northeast. «Washington Post, Jul 15»
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Limbo queen Shemika Charles breaks another world record by …
... and a half inches (the height of a beer bottle), but this latest achievement is on another level. Watch the lady bend over backwards to get underneath this SUV. «Metro, Jun 15»
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'Part of India slid underneath Nepal'
A part of India slid one foot to 10 feet northwards and underneath Nepal in a matter of seconds during the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit the Himalayan ... «The Hindu, Apr 15»
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Bus hits hydro pole, gets stuck underneath overpass on Weston Rd.
Bus hits hydro pole, gets stuck underneath overpass on Weston Rd. A coach bus is wedged underneath an overpass on Weston Rd. at Albion Rd. By David ... «Globalnews.ca, Apr 15»
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Miniature dachshund stuck underneath concrete slab for 13 days …
Lucy, a 4-year-old miniature dachshund, at her Derby, Ks home Wednesday, April 22, 2015. Lucy was rescued from underneath a concrete slab in her backyard, ... «Fox News, Apr 15»
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Review: Underneath
But Underneath is set somewhere else, between this final resting place in Cobh, Co Cork and ancient Egypt. “This is definitely the haughty part,” she says of her ... «Irish Times, Mar 15»

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