Under Un"der, a. Lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff. [1913 Webster]

{Under covert} (Zo["o]l.), one of the feathers situated beneath the bases of the quills in the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. under {Bird}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Under — Un der, prep. [AS. under, prep. & adv.; akin to OFries. under, OS. undar, D. onder, G. unter, OHG. untar, Icel. undir, Sw. & Dan. under, Goth. undar, L. infra below, inferior lower, Skr. adhas below. [root]201. Cf. {Inferior}.] 1. Below or lower …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under — Un der, adv. In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Under — steht für: eine Schweizer Spielkarte, siehe Unter Under ist der Nachname der estnischen Dichterin Marie Under Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • under — /un deuhr/, prep. 1. beneath and covered by: under a table; under a tree. 2. below the surface of: under water; under the skin. 3. at a point or position lower or further down than: He was hit just under his eye. 4. in the position or state of… …   Universalium

  • under — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English, adverb & preposition, from Old English; akin to Old High German untar under, Latin inferus situated beneath, lower, infra below, Sanskrit adha Date: before 12th century 1. in or into a position below or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • under — See: CUT THE GROUND FROM UNDER, GO UNDER, OUT FROM UNDER, SNOW UNDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under — See: CUT THE GROUND FROM UNDER, GO UNDER, OUT FROM UNDER, SNOW UNDER …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under — 1. preposition /ˈʌn.də(ɹ),ˈʌn.dɚ/ a) In a lower level than. The little boys in the front bedroom had thrown off their blankets and lay under the sheets. b) A subject of He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley …   Wiktionary

  • under- — a prefixal use of under, as to indicate place or situation below or beneath (underbrush; undertow); lower in grade or dignity (undersheriff; understudy); of lesser degree, extent, or amount (undersized); or insufficiency (underfeed). [ME; OE] * * …   Universalium

  • Under Secretary — may refer to:In the United Kingdom*Under secretary *Parliamentary Under Secretary of State *Under Secretary of State for India *Under Secretary of State for Scotland *Under Secretary for Ireland:who lived at the Under Secretary s Lodge *Under… …   Wikipedia

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