(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. lower

- gnawed his nether lip

Similar word(s): bottom

2. dwelling beneath the surface of the earth

- nether regions

Similar word(s): infernal, chthonian, chthonic

3. located below or beneath something else

- nether garments

Similar word(s): low, under

Sentences with nether as an adjective:

- The disappointed child’s nether lip quivered.

- The nether regions.


1. Down; downward.

2. Low; low down.


1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Oppression; stress; a withering or stunting influence.

2. (mining) A trouble; a fault or dislocation in a seam of coal.


1. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To bring or thrust down; bring or make low; lower; abase; humble.

2. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To constrict; straiten; confine; restrict; suppress; lay low; keep under; press in upon; vex; harass; oppress.

3. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To pinch or stunt with cold or hunger; check in growth; shrivel; straiten.

4. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To shrink or huddle, as with cold; be shivery; tremble.

5. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To depreciate; disparage; undervalue.