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

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 in a sentence

  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


UNDERLINE Defined for English Language Learners

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

Definition of underline for English Language Learners

  • : to draw a line under (something)

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


UNDERLINE Defined for Kids

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verb un·der·line \ˈən-dər-ˌlīn\

Definition of underline for Students

underlined

underlining

  1. 1 :  to draw a line under

  2. 2 :  emphasize <The poor results underline our need to try harder.>



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