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verb un·der·line \ˈən-dər-ˌlīn, ˌən-dər-ˈ\

Simple Definition of underline

  • : to draw a line under (something)

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

Full Definition of underline

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark (as a word) with a line underneath

  3. 2 :  to put emphasis on :  stress

  4. 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.



1721

First Known Use of underline

1721


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noun un·der·line \ˈən-dər-ˌlīn\

Definition of underline

  1. 1 :  the outline of a quadruped's underbody; also :  the ventral surface of a quadruped's body

  2. 2 :  a horizontal line placed underneath something



1886

First Known Use of underline

1886



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