"beneath" Definition

  1. prep. Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.
  2. prep. Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.
  3. prep. Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.
  4. adv. In a lower place; underneath.
  5. adv. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.

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Position in dictionary: 9765 of 111710 words.
Word Type: prep., prep., prep., adv., adv.,
Words that start with "beneath": 1
Words that end with "beneath": 1
Words that contain "beneath": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of beneath

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