underside
noun Date: 1660 1. the side or surface lying underneath 2. a side usually hidden from sight; specifically the more unpleasant or reprehensible side <
the underside of politics
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  • underside — (n.) c.1680, from UNDER (Cf. under) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). Cf. Du. onderzijde, Dan. underside, Ger. unterseite …   Etymology dictionary

  • Underside — Un der*side , n. The lower or lowest side of anything. Paley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underside — ► NOUN ▪ the bottom or lower side or surface of something …   English terms dictionary

  • underside — [un′dərsīd΄] n. the side or surface that is underneath …   English World dictionary

  • underside — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)saɪd[/t]] undersides N COUNT: usu with supp, N of n The underside of something is the part of it which normally faces towards the ground. ...the underside of the car. ...the underside of the eyelid. Syn: underneath …   English dictionary

  • underside — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌsaɪd] / US [ˈʌndərˌsaɪd] noun [countable] Word forms underside : singular underside plural undersides 1) the bottom side or surface of something 2) a bad aspect of something, that people do not usually see or talk about the dark… …   English dictionary

  • underside — un|der|side [ˈʌndəsaıd US ər ] n [singular] the underside (of sth) the bottom side or surface of something ▪ The leaves are green on top and silvery on the underside …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • underside — noun (singular) the underside the bottom side or surface of something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • underside — /un deuhr suyd /, n. an under or lower side. [1670 80; UNDER + SIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • underside — noun The side that is below or underneath, the bottom …   Wiktionary

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