beneath

  • 1Beneath — Be*neath , prep. [OE. benethe, bineo[eth]en, AS. beneo[eth]an, beny[eth]an; pref. be + neo[eth]an, ny[eth]an, downward, beneath, akin to E. nether. See {Nether}.] 1. Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at …

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  • 2Beneath — Beneath, Between, Beyond Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Beneath, Between, Beyond... Álbum Recopilación de Static X Publicación 20 de Julio de 2004 Género(s) Industrial Metal …

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  • 3Beneath — Be*neath , adv. 1. In a lower place; underneath. [1913 Webster] The earth you take from beneath will be barren. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 4Beneath — may refer to: *Beneath (film), directed by Dagen Merrill. *Beneath (video game), developed by Presto Studios …

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  • 5beneath — [bē nēth′, binēth′] adv., adj. [ME binethe < OE beneothan < be , BY + neothan, down: see NETHER] 1. in a lower place; below 2. just below something; underneath prep. 1. below; lower than 2. directly under; underneath …

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  • 6beneath — O.E. beneoðan beneath, under, below, from BE (Cf. be ) by + neoðan below, originally from below, from P.Gmc. *niþar lower, farther down, down (see NETHER (Cf. nether)). Meaning unworthy of is attested from 1849 (purists prefer below i …

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  • 7beneath — [adv] in a lower place below, underneath; concept 586 Ant. above, higher, over beneath [prep] inferior below, lesser, less than, lower than, subject, subordinate, unbefitting, under, underneath, unworthy of; concept 567 Ant. above, higher, over,… …

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  • 8beneath — underneath, under, *below Antonyms: above, over …

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  • 9beneath — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB ▪ extending or directly underneath. ► PREPOSITION ▪ of lower status or worth than. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 10beneath — be|neath [ bı niθ ] function word *** Beneath can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): the ground beneath your feet as an adverb (without a following noun): People waved from the bridge as the boat passed beneath …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11beneath — [[t]bɪni͟ːθ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) PREP Something that is beneath another thing is under the other thing. She could see the muscles of his shoulders beneath his T shirt... She found pleasure in sitting beneath the trees... Four storeys of parking beneath… …

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  • 12beneath */*/*/ — UK [bɪˈniːθ] / US [bɪˈnɪθ] adverb, preposition Summary: Beneath can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): the ground beneath your feet as an adverb (without a following noun): People waved from the bridge as the… …

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  • 13beneath — be|neath W2 [bıˈni:θ] adv, prep formal [: Old English; Origin: beneothan, from neothan below ] 1.) in or to a lower position than something, or directly under something = ↑underneath ▪ The dolphins disappeared beneath the waves. ▪ Jo enjoyed… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14beneath — 1 preposition formal 1 in or to a lower position than something, or directly under something: The dolphins disappeared beneath the waves. | Jo enjoyed feeling the warm sand beneath her feet. | give/buckle/tremble beneath the weight of (=if… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15beneath — I. adverb Etymology: Middle English benethe, from Old English beneothan, from be + neothan below; akin to Old English nithera nether more at nether Date: before 12th century 1. in or to a lower position ; below < the mountains and the towns&#8230; …

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  • 16beneath — /bi neeth , needh /, adv. 1. below; in or to a lower place, position, state, or the like. 2. underneath: heaven above and the earth beneath. prep. 3. below; under: beneath the same roof. 4. farther down than; underneath; lower in place than: The&#8230; …

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  • 17beneath — be•neath [[t]bɪˈniθ, ˈnið[/t]] adv. 1) in or to a lower position; below 2) underneath 3) below; under: beneath the same roof[/ex] 4) farther down than: The drawer beneath the top one[/ex] 5) lower down on a slope than: beneath the crest of a&#8230; …

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  • 18beneath — /bəˈniθ / (say buh neeth), /bi / (say bee ) adverb 1. below; in a lower place, position, state, etc. 2. underneath: the heaven above and the earth beneath. –preposition 3. below; under: beneath the same roof. 4. farther down than; underneath;&#8230; …

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  • 19beneath — below, beneath, under These three words appear to be synonymous, but many contexts call for one in preference to another. Beneath is somewhat more literary in use. Under in its physical sense is rather more literal than the other two: under the&#8230; …

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  • 20beneath — 1. preposition 1) we sat beneath the trees Syn: under, underneath, below, at the foot of, at the bottom of; lower than Ant: above 2) made to feel beneath them Syn: inferior to …

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