Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “beneath”

See all translations

beneath

preposition uk   /bɪˈniːθ/ us  

beneath preposition (BELOW)

B2 in or to a lower position than someone or something, under someone or something: Jaime hid the letter beneath a pile of papers. We huddled together for warmth beneath the blankets. After weeks at sea, it was wonderful to feel firm ground beneath our feet once more. Emma was so tired and hungry that her legs were beginning to give way beneath her (= she was about to fall over).
More examples

beneath preposition (NOT GOOD ENOUGH)

be beneath sb C2 to not be good enough for someone: Office work of any description he felt was beneath him.

beneath

Translations of “beneath”
in Korean 밑에…
in Arabic تَحت…
in French sous, au-dessous de…
in Turkish altında, alt tarafta, aşağıda…
in Italian sotto, sotto di…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在下麵, 在…下方, 到…下方…
in Russian под, внизу, ниже…
in Polish pod, poniżej, poniżej godności…
in Spanish bajo, debajo (de), no valer la pena…
in Portuguese debaixo, abaixo de…
in German unter…
in Catalan sota…
in Japanese ~の下に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在下面, 在…下方, 到…下方…
(Definition of beneath from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of beneath?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “beneath” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More