noun un·der·stand·er \ˌəndə(r)ˈstandə(r), -aan-\

Definition of understander



  1. 1 :  one that understands

  2. 2 :  one that stands under or supports; specifically :  underman 2

  3. 3 obsolete a :  foot b :  boot

  4. 4 obsolete :  a spectator in the pit of a theater

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Origin and Etymology of understander

Middle English understander, understonder, from understanden, understonden + -er

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to criticize severely

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