underside

noun
un·​der·​side | \ ˈən-dər-ˌsīd How to pronounce underside (audio) , ˌən-dər-ˈsīd\

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

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Examples of underside in a Sentence

the underside of the table The book explores the underside of human nature.
Recent Examples on the Web Devonte Green has the code for unlimited ammo in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas tattooed on the underside of his upper arm. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Meet the Hoosiers: How IU basketball's roster shapes up heading into 2019-20 season," 25 Oct. 2019 Devonte Green Green has the code for unlimited ammo in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas tattooed on the underside of his upper arm. Zach Osterman, The Courier-Journal, "Meet the Hoosiers: Get to know the 2019-2020 Indiana basketball players and their roles," 25 Oct. 2019 There are a lot of brown spots on the underside of most of the leaves. oregonlive, "Need a care guide specific to shaded sod? Ask an expert," 20 Oct. 2019 Get out a magnifying glass, flip a leaf over, and look along the major veins on the underside of a leaf. Washington Post, "Some maples (sugar) are more desirable than others (Norway)," 8 Oct. 2019 The meaningful bespoke piece also includes birthstones for Meghan, Archie, and Harry on the underside of the band. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Swapped Her Engagement Ring for a Smaller Ring During the Royal Tour," 24 Sep. 2019 Symptoms are subtle at first, but inevitably the yellowish patches on the top leaf surface and the fuzzy gray growth on the underside become brown and dead. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: Why is my basil turning brown? And how does one repair tire marks in a yard?," 5 Sep. 2019 The fire apparently was sparked by a workers welding torch being used on the underside of the deck that was being used to store the roofing materials, officials at the scene said. Rocky Baier, azcentral, "Fire in north Tempe fills sky with smoke, shuts traffic," 14 Aug. 2019 Harris gestured to the underside of the equipment, where another, much quieter world opens up. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, "Shane’s Inspiration playground, designed for children of all cognitive, physical abilities, opens in Glendale," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of underside

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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13 Nov 2019

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The first known use of underside was in 1660

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underside

noun
How to pronounce underside (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of underside

: the bottom side or part of something
: a part of life, a city, etc., that is hidden and usually unpleasant

underside

noun
un·​der·​side | \ ˈən-dər-ˌsīd How to pronounce underside (audio) \

Kids Definition of underside

: the side or surface lying underneath the underside of a leaf

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