1. located below or beneath something else
- the under parts of a machine
2. lower in rank, power, or authority
- an under secretary
Similar word(s): subordinate
1. down to defeat, death, or ruin
- their competitors went under
2. through a range downward
- children six and under will be admitted free
3. into unconsciousness
- this will put the patient under
4. in or into a state of subordination or subjugation
- we must keep our disappointment under
5. below some quantity or limit
- fifty dollars or under
6. below the horizon
- the sun went under
7. down below
- get under quickly!
8. further down
- see under for further discussion
Similar word(s): below
Sentences with under as an adverb:
- It took the hypnotist several minutes to make his subject go under.
1. In or at a lower level than.
2. As a subject of; subordinate to.
- He served in World War II under General Omar Bradley.
3. Less than.
4. Below the surface of.
5. (figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).
- to collapse under stress; to give in under interrogation
6. As, in the character of.
- he writes books under the name John Smith