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under

un·der

under

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: beneath; below.
dust under the bed
definition 2: beneath the surface of.
life under the ocean
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.
It costs under two dollars.
definition 5: below in rank or importance.
antonyms:
above, over
definition 6: within the group or category of.
That book is filed under the author's name.
definition 7: designated or represented by.
She writes under another name.
definition 8: subject to the control or authority of.
The country is suffering under his leadership.
definition 9: subject to the instruction or supervision of.
She studies under famous people.
definition 10: subject to the conditions or limits of.
He's under oath and must tell the truth.
definition 11: in the process of.
a new plan under consideration
definition 12: in accordance with.
Under no circumstances will I go.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: into or by way of a lower place or position.
antonyms:
above
definition 2: below the surface.
definition 3: in a lower degree or quantity.
definition 4: in or into an inferior condition, rank, or position.
antonyms:
above
similar words:
down
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: located in a lower position; beneath.
definition 2: lower in degree or rank.
similar words:
lower
definition 3: lower or less than required or desired.
similar words:
shy