underside

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noun un·der·side \ˈən-dər-ˌsīd, ˌən-dər-ˈsīd\

Definition of underside

  1. 1 :  the side or surface lying underneath

  2. 2 :  a side usually hidden from sight; specifically :  the more unpleasant or reprehensible side <the underside of politics>

Examples of underside in a sentence

  1. the underside of the table

  2. The book explores the underside of human nature.

1660

First Known Use of underside

1660


UNDERSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

underside

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noun un·der·side \ˈən-dər-ˌsīd, ˌən-dər-ˈsīd\

Definition of underside for English Language Learners

  • : the bottom side or part of something

  • : a part of life, a city, etc., that is hidden and usually unpleasant


UNDERSIDE Defined for Kids

underside

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noun un·der·side \ˈən-dər-ˌsīd\

Definition of underside for Students

  1. :  the side or surface lying underneath <the underside of a leaf>



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