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Meaning of UNDERLIE

Pronunciation:  `undu'lI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be or form the base for
  2. [v]  lie underneath
 

UNDERLIE is a 8 letter word that starts with U.

 

 See Also: be, lie

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Un`der*lie"\, v. t. [AS. underlicgan. See {Under}, and
    {Lie} to be prostrate.]
    1. To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a
       stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.
    
    2. To be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to
       support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory.
    
    3. To be subject or amenable to. [R.]
    
             The knight of Ivanhoe . . . underlies the challenge
             of Brian der Bois Guilbert.           --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  2. \Un`der*lie"\, v. i.
    To lie below or under.
    
    
  3. \Un"der*lie`\, n.
    See {Underlay}, n., 1.
    
    
 

 

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