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Definition of "underneath" []

  • In or to a place beneath; below. (adverb)
  • On the lower face or underside. (adverb)
  • Under; below; beneath. (preposition)
  • Under the power or control of. (preposition)
  • Lower; under. (adjective)

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 "underneath" in a sentence
  • "The company secretary inscribed his name underneath with a grand flourish."
  • "The skin underneath is constantly breaking down and is very painful."
  • "Portia, and engraved; but I think no one, without the label underneath, would have imagined in it even the intention of my portrait."