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Meaning of BENEATH

Pronunciation:  bi'neeth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  in or to a place that is lower
 

BENEATH is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: at a lower place, below, to a lower place
 
 Antonyms: above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 the foot of. ``Beneath the mount.''
       --Ex. xxxii. 19.
    
             Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies. --Pope.
    
    2. Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that
       oppresses or burdens.
    
             Our country sinks beneath the yoke.   --Shak.
    
    3. Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are
       beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings.
       Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.
    
             He will do nothing that is beneath his high station.
                                                   --Atterbury.
    
    
  2. \Be*neath"\, adv.
    1. In a lower place; underneath.
    
             The earth you take from beneath will be barren.
                                                   --Mortimer.
    
    2. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or
       position; as, in earth beneath.
    
    
 

 

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