nether

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adjective neth·er \ˈne-thər\

Definition of nether

  1. 1 :  situated down or below :  lower Snakes nested in the nether reaches of the cave.

  2. 2 :  situated or believed to be situated beneath the earth's surface captured her and carried her off to the nether world to be his wife — S. V. McCasland

Examples of nether in a Sentence

  1. skied the nether slope of the mountain

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Origin and Etymology 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




NETHER Defined for English Language Learners

nether

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Definition of nether for English Language Learners

  • : located toward the bottom or more distant part of something



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