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Etymology

Old English underneoþan

Pronunciation

Adverb

underneath (not comparable)

Positive
underneath

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. below; in a place beneath.
    We flew underneath the bridge.
  2. On the underside or lower face of.
    We looked underneath the table.

Preposition

underneath

  1. under, below, beneath.
    Underneath the water, all was calm.
  2. Under the control or power of.
    There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.

Adjective

underneath (not comparable)

Positive
underneath

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Under, lower
    You can have the underneath bunk.

Noun

Singular
underneath

Plural
-

underneath (-)
  1. The part under or lower.
    The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.

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