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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Synonyms & Antonyms for underside

Synonyms

bottom, underbelly, underbody, underpart, undersurface

Antonyms

face, top

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Examples of underside in a Sentence

the underside of the table The book explores the underside of human nature.

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Next to the optical heart-rate monitor that lives on the underside of the device is a pulse-ox sensor that measures blood-oxygen levels. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin’s Vivosmart 4 combines pulse-ox and a week of battery life for $129," 30 Aug. 2018 Congress Avenue Bridge Crowds gather nightly on the Congress Avenue Bridge at sunset to watch Austin’s urban bat colony fly out from their home on the underside of the bridge. Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Things To Do in Austin," 4 Mar. 2018 The French knight Jean de Maingre, for example, could climb up the underside of a ladder using only his hands while in full armor. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, "The Overloaded Soldier: Why U.S. Infantry Now Carry More Weight Than Ever," 26 Dec. 2018 Press gently through a large mesh sieve set over a clean medium saucepan, scraping what is on the underside of the sieve into the pot. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "100+ Easy Dessert Recipes," 29 Nov. 2018 One contractor, tasked with picking up and charging the vehicles warned Lime in early September of cracks in the underside of the deck. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Lime issues recall for a scooter model after reports that they can break apart," 10 Nov. 2018 Only the ferry's underside has been exposed since the capsizing on Thursday afternoon that killed 167 people. Fox News, "The Latest: Video shows rescued Tanzania ferry survivor," 22 Sep. 2018 Mix buttery hazelnut streaks into the underside of your hair for extra dimension. Lillian Chen, Seventeen, "8 Super Cute Fall Hair Color Trends That Will Make You Crave a PSL," 23 July 2018 Storage under the front passenger armrest has been expanded, with the underside of the lid reshaped to create a 5.4-liter compartment. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of underside

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of underside was in 1660

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underside

noun

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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