Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “underneath”


noun     /ˌʌn.dəˈniːθ/ US  /-dɚ-/
the underneath [S] the lower part or the bottom surface of something: Bake for half an hour - the top should be crisp, and the underneath moist and succulent. She found the key taped to the underneath of the table, as always.Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects
(Definition of underneath noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of underneath

More definitions for “underneath”

Definitions of “underneath” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More