Definitions of under

  1. further down; " see under for further discussion"
  2. located below or beneath something else; " nether garments"; " the under parts of a machine"
  3. down below; " get under quickly!"
  4. below the horizon; " the sun went under"
  5. below some quantity or limit; " fifty dollars or under"
  6. in or into a state of subordination or subjugation; " we must keep our disappointment under"
  7. down to defeat, death, or ruin; " their competitors went under"
  8. into unconsciousness; " this will put the patient under"
  9. through a range downward; " children six and under will be admitted free"
  10. lower in rank, power, or authority; " an under secretary"
  11. Subordinate.
  12. Denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity.
  13. Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.
  14. Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.
  15. Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; - opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.
  16. Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship.
  17. 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 unsuccessful; to fail.
  18. 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.
  19. Beneath or below; oppressed or weighed down by; beneath, as acted upon by something; as, to be under treatment for a disease; inferior to; for less than; as, to sell goods under the market price.
  20. Below; in a lower state or position.
  21. Lower in degree, rank, or position: usually in compound words, as under- officer, etc.
  22. In a lower position than: beneath: below: less than: in subjection, subordination, oppression, liability, etc.: during the time of: undergoing.
  23. In a lower degree or condition: in subjection: below: less.
  24. Lower in position, rank, or degree: subject: subordinate.
  25. Beneath; below; less than; during the time of.
  26. In a lower degree; below; less.
  27. Lower in position or degree; subordinate; inferior.
  28. Lower or lowermost.
  29. In a lower position or inferior degree.
  30. Beneath; covered by.
  31. In a place lower than.
  32. Subject to.
  33. Less than.
  34. By virtue of; in conformity to; in accordance with; authorized, attested, or warranted by.
  35. Lower in degree; subordinate. To keep under, to hold in subjection. Under way, in a condition to make progress.
  36. Beneath; below; in a state of pupilage or subjection to; less than; for less than; in a degree inferior to; with the pretence of; in a state of oppression; during the time of; attested or signed by; in subordination to.
  37. Beneath or below, so as to have something over or above; in a state of subjection to; less than; by the show or pretence of, as under the disguise of a friend; denoting rank or order of precedence, as, none were present under the rank of a baron; in a state of oppression by; in the state of being known by; in the state of; attested by, as under his own hand.
  38. In a lower or subordinate condition; in subjection.
  39. Lower in rank or degree; subordinate; to knock under, to yield; to submit.
  40. A prefix signifying " that which is less than right or ordinary"; that which is inferior or subordinate to something else; lower in rank or degree. Note.- All the possible compounds of under are not given, but only those which are most common. The roots of the compounds of under may be ascertained by consulting the dictionary for the separate parts. Under is not usually separated by a hyphen, and is sometimes prepositional, as underground, and sometimes adverbial, as underdone.

Quotes of under

  1. The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life- knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. – Aristotle
  2. One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. – Thomas Arnold
  3. Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it. – Samuel Beckett
  4. I believe that people who do not vote in this country have no right to complain about the government that we are now living under By the same token, if you don't really vote in television, you're never going to have your way. Write a letter to the president of the network. – Bill Bixby
  5. But to have a friend, and to be true under any and all trials, is the mark of a man! – Charles Eastman
  6. If you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another mask? – Graham Greene
  7. Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole. – Arthur Keith
  8. Media companies, under the guise of piracy, are asking congress to give them more control over fair use. Hollywood wants to control innovation. – Joe Krauss
  9. It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself. – Armistead Maupin
  10. And I will do everything that I can as long as I am President of the United States to remind the American people that we are one nation under God, and we may call that God different names but we remain one nation. – Barack Obama
  11. Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success. – Erwin Rommel
  12. The average music -lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions. – John Philip Sousa
  13. True virtue is life under the direction of reason. – Baruch Spinoza
  14. It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious. – Kim Il Sung
  15. We had a single find of BSE in this country. And we believe that what we're doing is appropriate action taken in an abundance of caution under the circumstances. And I believe it's the right thing to do. – Ann Veneman

Usage examples for under

  1. Under the bank was a spring. – The Young Forester by Zane Grey
  2. And under what circumstances were they written? – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  3. You're not under notice to leave your present place? – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  4. I told them I should get to that tree if I were lost in the crowd, and that they would be sure to find me under it after six o'clock. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  5. " I bain't going under – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  6. We must learn to carry arms, and to stand under them. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  7. I took it under my arm and went home. – Hunger by Knut Hamsun
  8. " Mind you, I've seen my grandfather and father both go under it. – Fortitude by Hugh Walpole
  9. He is a very good man- what there is o' him," added she, under her breath. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  10. I saw him go down just before I went under – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  11. But how and under what circumstances? – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  12. Under such circumstances, what was such a man as Sir John Ball to do? – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  13. He lived like the old Bradlaugh, and he went under – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  14. " I am under contract with the Interstate people," replied Dave. – Dave Dashaway and his Hydroplane by Roy Rockwood
  15. I think- I really think- under the circumstances I ought to kiss you! – Innocent Her Fancy and His Fact by Marie Corelli
  16. Play up and down, under and all around. – The Mayflower, January, 1905 by Various
  17. I know they does come from under the earth, becauth Miss Falkner told me. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  18. I thought you would be glad to know that we expect to be under way again early in the morning. – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  19. At five the sun went under – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. " I saw your light under the door," Lady Dauntrey said, " and I thought maybe you wouldn't mind my sitting with you for a bit. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

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