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Definition of "beneath" []

  • In a lower place; below. (adverb)
  • Underneath. (adverb)
  • Lower than; below: a drawer beneath a cabinet. (preposition)
  • To or into a lower position than: moved the picture beneath the light. (preposition)
  • Covered or concealed by: The earth lay beneath a blanket of snow. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beneath" in a sentence
  • "And: If cleaning isn't beneath me, it isn't ­beneath you."
  • "Red above, and blue beneath, with the distinguishing pennant _beneath_, make"
  • "Sorcha whispered his name beneath the mangled concrete and metal, her eyes glassy with pain."