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Under (IPA: /ˈəndɝ/)


Under (prep.)

Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.

Under (prep.)

Denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity.

Under (prep.)

Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.

Under (prep.)

Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep.

Under (prep.)

Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.

Under (adv.)

In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail.

Under (a.)

Lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff.

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2011 film by Mark Raso

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River in Russia

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Building designed by Snøhetta

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "That this nation, under God shall have a new birth of freedom." - Freedom

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "Sodomy non sapiens ," said Albert under his breath. What does that mean ?" Means I'm buggered if I know ."" - Discworld

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "To come under siege was the inevitable fate of power ."" - Dune

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [as he arrests Friar Tuck] You're under arrest for high treason to the crown!" - Robin Hood (1973 film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [In New York under martial law] Incorrect inform -- ps-al : attach. Streets clear. No danger." - Deus Ex


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