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under

un·der

under

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: below; beneath.
There's a lot of dust under the bed.
definition 2: beneath the surface of.
We swam around under the ocean to explore a coral reef.
definition 3: at or in a position farther down or lower than.
The mouth is located under the nose.
antonyms:
above, over
definition 4: smaller or less than.
A pack of gum costs under two dollars.
definition 5: below in position or importance.
The vice-president is under the president.
antonyms:
above
definition 6: subject to the control of.
The country is suffering under its new leader.
definition 7: subject to the instruction or guidance of.
She studies under famous people.
definition 8: subject to the conditions or limits of.
He's under oath and must tell the truth.
definition 9: in the process of.
There's a new plan under discussion.
definition 10: according to.
Under no circumstances will I go to his house.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: into or by way of a lower place or position.
Emily lifted up her blankets and climbed under.
antonyms:
above
definition 2: below the surface.
The ship hit an iceberg and went under.The farmer plowed his crops under.
definition 3: fewer or less in number or quantity.
This book is written for children ages eleven and under.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located in a lower position; beneath.
The mechanic examined the under parts of the machine.
definition 2: lower in degree or rank.
He is one of the under officers of the club.
similar words:
lower