Beneath

Definition of Beneath

Be`neath´
prep.1.Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.
Beneath a rude and nameless stone he lies.
- Pope.
2.Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.
Our country sinks beneath the yoke.
- Shak.
3.Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.
He will do nothing that is beneath his high station.
- Atterbury.
adv.1.In a lower place; underneath.
The earth you take from beneath will be barren.
- Mortimer.
2.Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.

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at a lower place, below, to a lower place
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