underneath meaning

[ ˌʌndə'ni:θ ] Pronunciation:   "underneath" in a sentence
Preposition: underneath  `úndur'neeth
  1. At a position directly lower than (with the subject just above)
    "the floor underneath the table"
    - neath [archaic], beneath, below, under
Adverb: underneath  `úndur'neeth
  1. On the lower or downward side; on the underside of
    "a chest of drawers all scratched underneath" 
  2. Under or below an object or a surface; at a lower place or level; directly beneath
    "we could see the original painting underneath"; "a house with a good foundation underneath"

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  1. there's a crack on the underneath of the bowl.
  2. put a bowl underneath to catch the overflow.
  3. he wore his swimsuit underneath his slacks.
  4. he got underneath the skin of his audience.
  5. someone was pushing up from underneath.

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