Definition of nether
- Snakes nested in the nether reaches of the cave.
- captured her and carried her off to the nether world to be his wife
- —S. V. McCasland
skied the nether slope of the mountain
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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