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un·der / ˈəndər/ • prep. 1. extending or directly below: vast stores of oil under Alaska the streams that ran under the melting glaciers. ∎  below (something covering or protecting): under several feet of water a hot plate under an insulated lid. 2. at a lower level or layer than: the room under his study. ∎  behind (a physical surface): it was written on the new canvas under a gluey coating. ∎  behind or hidden behind (an appearance or disguise): he had a deep sense of fun under his quiet exterior. ∎  lower in grade or rank than: under him in the hierarchy. 3. used to express dominance or control: I was under his spell. ∎  during (a specified time period, reign, or administration): it occurred under the pontificate of Paul II. ∎  as a reaction to or undergoing the pressure of (something): the sofa creaked under his weight certain institutions may be under threat. ∎  as provided for by the rules of; in accordance with: flowers supplied under contract by a local florist. ∎  used to express grouping or classification: file it under “lost” published under his own name. ∎  Comput. within the environment of (a particular operating system): the program runs under DOS. 4. lower than (a specified amount, rate, or norm): they averaged just under 2.8 percent. 5. undergoing (a process): under construction. ∎  in an existent state of: children living under difficult circumstances. ∎  planted with: fields under wheat. • adv. 1. extending or directly below something: weaving the body through the crossbars, over and under, over and under. 2. under water: he was floating for some time but suddenly went under. • adj. 1. denoting the lowest part or surface of something; on the underside: the under part of the shell is concave. 2. unconscious, typically as a result of general anesthesia: the operation was quick—she was only under for 15 minutes. PHRASES: go undersee go1 .under way having started and making progress. ∎  (of a boat) moving through the water: no time was lost in getting under way. DERIVATIVES: un·der·most / -ˌmōst/ adj.ORIGIN: Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch onder and German unter.

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under adv. and prep. OE. under = OS. undar (Du. onder), OHG. untar (G. unter), ON. undir, Goth. undar :- Gmc. *unðer :- IE. *ṇdher- and *ṇter-, compar. formations.

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