Meaning of UNDERNEATH in English



Pronunciation: ˌ ə n-d ə r- ' n ē th

Function: preposition

Etymology: Middle English undernethe, preposition & adverb, from Old English underneothan, from under + neothan below ― more at BENEATH

Date: before 12th century

1 a : directly beneath <write the date underneath the address> b : close under especially so as to be hidden <treachery lying underneath a mask of friendliness> <wore a swimsuit underneath his slacks>

2 : under subjection to

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.