Definition of underneath
- write the date underneath the address
- treachery lying underneath a mask of friendliness
- wore a swimsuit underneath his slacks
He hid the envelope underneath his coat.
She slipped a note underneath the door.
The ball rolled underneath the car.
He lives in the apartment underneath mine.
There was gum stuck underneath the table.
Underneath her calm exterior was a nervous woman with a hot temper.
They actually had a lot in common underneath their obvious differences.
He wore a white sweater with a red shirt underneath.
She lifted up the rock and found ants crawling underneath.
The car had rust underneath.
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before 12th century
: below or beneath
: on the lower side
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