underline


1un·der·line

transitive verb \ˈən-dər-ˌlīn, ˌən-dər-ˈ\

: to draw a line under (something)

: to emphasize (something) : to show the importance of (something)

Full Definition of UNDERLINE

1
:  to mark (as a word) with a line underneath
2
:  to put emphasis on :  stress
3
:  to show clearly or emphatically

Examples of UNDERLINE

  1. His name was underlined in the book.
  2. The accident underlines our need for better safety procedures.

First Known Use of UNDERLINE

1721

2un·der·line

noun \ˈən-dər-ˌlīn\

Definition of UNDERLINE

1
:  the outline of a quadruped's underbody; also :  the ventral surface of a quadruped's body
2
:  a horizontal line placed underneath something

First Known Use of UNDERLINE

1886

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