Meaning of UNDERNEATH in English


/ ˌʌndəˈniːθ; NAmE -dərˈn-/ preposition , adverb , noun

■ preposition , adverb


under or below sth else, especially when it is hidden or covered by the thing on top :

The coin rolled underneath the piano.

This jacket's too big, even with a sweater underneath.


used to talk about sb's real feelings or character, as opposed to the way they seem to be :

Underneath her cool exterior she was really very frightened.

He seems bad-tempered, but he's very soft-hearted underneath.

■ noun

the underneath [ sing. ] the lower surface or part of sth :

She pulled the drawer out and examined the underneath carefully.



Old English underneothan ; compare with beneath .

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