underneath
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ʌndəˈniθ/
  • (America) IPA: /ʌndɚˈniθ/, /ʌndɚˈnið/
Adverb

underneath (not comparable)

  1. Below; in a place beneath.
  2. On the underside or lower face.
Translations Translations
  • German: unten
  • Spanish: por debajo
Preposition
  1. Under, below, beneath.
    Underneath the water, all was calm.
    We flew underneath the bridge.
    We looked underneath the table.
  2. Under the control or power of.
    There was little freedom underneath the jackboot.
Translations Translations
  • French: sous
  • Portuguese: sob
  • Russian: (with instrumental) под
  • Spanish: bajo
Adjective

underneath (not comparable)

  1. Under, lower.
    You can have the underneath bunk.
Translations
  • French: du dessous, d'en dessous
Noun

underneath (uncountable)

  1. The lower surface or part of something.
    The underneath of the aircraft was painted blue.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter V, p. 64,
      Nawnim yelped, heaved away, struck his head on the underneath of the bed, and rolled into view bawling.
  2. A background radio sound track played during a specific announcement or program.
    • 2009, Jay Trachtenberg (radio host), KUT-FM Radio, Austin, Texas, 17 Dec.:
      The underneath is music from the latest album by [...].
Translations
  • French: dessous
  • Russian: ни́жняя сторона́
  • Spanish: bajos (in cars)



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