Definition of underside
1 : the side or surface lying underneath
2 : a side usually hidden from sight; specifically : the more unpleasant or reprehensible side the underside of politics
Examples of underside in a Sentence
the underside of the table
The book explores the underside of human nature.
Recent Examples of underside from the Web
In spring, adults start eating and laying eggs on the undersides of leaves.
The underside of my sago foliage is being covered with a white scale.
Medranda nodded in a shot in the 54th minute after Soony Saad sent a shot off the underside of the crossbar.
Glass frogs are known to cling to the undersides of leaves that overhang small rivers and streams while guarding clutches of eggs.
Its distinct coloration: the underside of its tail is pink.
The superstructure calls for a white concrete finish, and its underside is shaped or beveled for a lighter look.
Just dial an 800 number, press the unit's underside against a phone handset, and listen to the soft squeals and chirps as new messages pour in and out.
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First Known Use of underside
UNDERSIDE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of underside for Students
: the side or surface lying underneath the underside of a leaf
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