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under meaning

EN[ˈʌn.də(ɹ)] [ˈɐn.də(ɹ)] [ˈʌn.dɚ] [-ʌndə(ɹ)]
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  • Under may refer to:
  • Under (Pleasure P song), a 2009 song by Pleasure P
  • Under (Alex Hepburn), a 2013 song by Alex Hepburn
  • Marie Under (1883 – 1980), Estonian poet
  • Bülent Ünder (born 1949), Turkish footballer
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    Definition of under in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMmore underSUPmost underPREunder-
    1. Being lower; being beneath something.
    2. AdverbCOMmore underSUPmost under
      1. In a way lower or less than.
        1. In a way inferior to.
          1. INF In an unconscious state.
            1. It took the hypnotist several minutes to make his subject go under.
        2. Preposition
          1. In or at a lower level than.
            1. As a subject of; subordinate to.
              1. He was then denied by a magnificent tackle from captain Terry as Liverpool continued to press - but Chelsea survived as the memories of the nightmare under Villas-Boas faded even further into the background.
            2. Less than.
              1. Below the surface of.
                1. (figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).
                  1. As, in the character of.
                  2. More Examples
                    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                      • Some are refugees who had been in Iran for 25 years and who failed to reregister under a new refugee program.
                      • Any literatesque character may be described in literature under any circumstances which exhibit its literatesqueness.
                      • When sewing strip sets, use a lighthanded approach feeding the strips under the presser foot so the crosswise grain isn't stretched.
                    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                      • Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a person's privacy.
                      • Under conditions of incomplete burning, and/or in dry or waterlogged environments in which microorganic activity is weak, wood can keep its anatomical structure [11 ,12 ].
                      • Under these conditions, the cultures contained only plurivacuolar adipocytes, with nil presence of fibroblasts (checked by microscope observation).
                    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                      • In the crisis, the company was forced to reduce its costs in order to avoid going under.
                  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                    1. Adjectives
                      • Adverbs
                        • Uncomparable adverbs
                        • Prepositions
                        Related Links:
                        1. en understand
                        2. en understood
                        3. en understanding
                        4. en undertake
                        5. en undertaking
                        Source: Wiktionary
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                        Meaning of under for the defined word.

                        Grammatically, this word "under" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a preposition.
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