Dictionary

nether

adjective neth·er \ˈne-thər\

: located toward the bottom or more distant part of something

Full Definition of NETHER

1
:  situated down or below :  lower
2
:  situated or believed to be situated beneath the earth's surface

Examples of NETHER

  1. <skied the nether slope of the mountain>

Origin of NETHER

Middle English, from Old English nithera, from nither down; akin to Old High German nidar down, Sanskrit ni
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to NETHER

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: nethermorePrevious Word in the Dictionary: NethAll Words Near: nether
March 30, 2015
amphibology Hear it
A phrase with more than one interpretation
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears