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UNDERNEATH, un-d[.e]r-n[=e]th', _adv._ beneath: below: in a lower place.--_prep._ under: beneath.

UNDERNICENESS, un-d[.e]r-n[=i]s'nes, _n._ want of niceness or delicacy.

UNDERNOTE, un'd[.e]r-n[=o]t, _n._ a subdued note, an undertone.--_adj._ UNDERN[=O]'TED, noted below.

UNDERPAY, un-d[.e]r-p[=a]', _v.t._ to pay insufficiently.--_p.adj._ UNDERPAID'.--_n._ UNDERPAY'MENT.

UNDERPEEP, un-d[.e]r-p[=e]p', _v.t._ (_Shak._) to peep under.

UNDERPEOPLED, un'd[.e]r-p[=e]-pld, _adj._ not fully peopled.

UNDERPIN, un-d[.e]r-pin', _v.t._ to pin or support underneath: to support or prop: to lay stones under, as the sills of a building, for it to rest on.--_n._ UN'DERPINNING, the act of underpinning or supporting by introducing a new structure as foundation, the act or practice of placing stones under the sills of a building: the stones so placed, an additional foundation wall: a method of well-sinking where a wall is laid in sections.

UNDERPLAY, un-d[.e]r-pl[=a]', _v.t._ and _v.i._ to play a low card at whist while keeping up a higher one of the same suit.--_n._ UN'DERPLAY, the act of so doing.

UNDERPLOT, un'd[.e]r-plot, _n._ a plot under or subordinate to the main plot in a play or tale: a secret scheme, a trick.

UNDERPRAISE, un-d[.e]r-pr[=a]z', _v.t._ to praise below desert.

UNDERPRIZE, un-d[.e]r-pr[=i]z', _v.t._ to value too little.

UNDERPROOF, un-d[.e]r-pr[=oo]f', _adj._ lower or weaker than proof, of alcohol.

UNDERPROP, un-d[.e]r-prop', _v.t._ to prop from under or beneath: to support.

UNDERQUOTE, un-d[.e]r-kw[=o]t', _v.t._ to offer at a lower price than another.

UNDERRATE, un-d[.e]r-r[=a]t', _v.t._ to rate under the value.--_n._ UN'DERRATE, a price less than the worth.

UNDER-RIPE, un'd[.e]r-r[=i]p, _adj._ not quite ripe.

UNDER-ROOF, un'd[.e]r-r[=oo]f, _n._ a roof under another.

UNDERRUN, un-d[.e]r-run', _v.t._ to run beneath: (_naut._) to haul along underneath it, as a boat, to clear it, if any part happens to be foul.--_v.i._ to move under.--_n._ UNDERRUN'NING, a method of trawling in which the hooks are cleared and again baited in the same operation.

UNDERSAY, un-d[.e]r-s[=a]', _v.t._ (_Spens._) to say by way of derogation or contradiction.

UNDERSCORE, un-d[.e]r-sk[=o]r', _v.t._ to draw a score or line under, as for emphasis.

UNDERSECRETARY, un'd[.e]r-sek-r[=e]-t[=a]-ri, _n._ a secretary subordinate to the principal secretary.--_n._ UNDERSEC'RETARYSHIP.

UNDERSELL, un-d[.e]r-sel', _v.t._ to sell under or cheaper than another: to defeat fair trade, by selling for too small a price.--_n._ UNDERSELL'ER.

UNDERSENSE, un'd[.e]r-sens, _n._ a deeper sense.

UNDERSET, un-d[.e]r-set', _v.t._ to set under: to prop: to sublet.--_ns._ UN'DERSET, a current of water below the surface; UN'DERSETTER (_B._), prop, support; UN'DERSETTING, underpinning: the pedestal.

UNDERSHAPEN, un-d[.e]r-sh[=a]'pn, _adj._ (_Tenn._) under the usual shape or size.

UNDERSHERIFF, un'd[.e]r-sher-if, _n._ a deputy sheriff.--_n._ UN'DER-SHER'IFFRY.

UNDERSHIRT, un'd[.e]r-sh[.e]rt, _n._ a shirt worn under another next the skin.

UNDERSHOT, un'd[.e]r-shot, _adj._ moved by water passing under the wheel.

UNDERSHRUB, un'd[.e]r-shrub, _n._ a shrubby plant, but hardly to be called a shrub, a small shrub.

UNDERSIGN, un-d[.e]r-s[=i]n', _v.t._ to sign or write one's name under or at the foot of.--THE UNDERSIGNED, the person or persons subscribing.

UNDERSIZED, un'd[.e]r-s[=i]zd, _adj._ below the usual size.

UNDERSKINKER, un-d[.e]r-skingk'[.e]r, _n._ (_Shak._) an inferior tapster.

UNDERSKIRT, un'd[.e]r-skirt, _n._ a petticoat, the foundation skirt of a draped gown.

UNDERSKY, un'd[.e]r-sk[=i], _n._ a lower sky.

UNDERSLEEP, un-d[.e]r-sl[=e]p', _v.i._ to sleep less than is necessary.

UNDERSLEEVE, un'd[.e]r-sl[=e]v, _n._ a sleeve worn under another and generally separable.

UNDERSOIL, un'd[.e]r-soil, _n._ subsoil or soil beneath the surface.

UNDERSONG, un'd[.e]r-song, _n._ the burden or chorus of a song: an underlying meaning.

UNDER-SPARRED, un'd[.e]r-spard, _adj._ not having enough spars--of a ship.

UNDERSPREAD, un-d[.e]r-spred', _adj._ spread under or beneath.

UNDERSTAND, un-d[.e]r-stand', _v.t._ to comprehend: to have just ideas of: to know thoroughly: to be informed of: to learn: to suppose to mean: to mean without expressing: to imply.--_v.i._ to have the use of the intellectual faculties: to be informed: to learn.--_adj._ UNDERSTAN'DABLE.--_p.adj._ UNDERSTAN'DED (_obs._), understood (with _of_).--_n._ UNDERSTAN'DING, the act of comprehending: the faculty or the act of the mind by which it understands or thinks: the power to understand: knowledge: exact comprehension: agreement of minds: harmony.--_adj._ knowing, skilful.--_adv._ UNDERSTAN'DINGLY.--UNDERSTANDS', in Scotch Version of PSALMS, used for UNDERSTANDEST. [A.S. _understandan_, to stand under or in the midst of a thing.]

UNDERSTATE, un-d[.e]r-st[=a]t', _v.t._ to state or represent under or below the truth.--_n._ UNDERSTATEMENT.

UNDERSTOCK, un-d[.e]r-stok', _v.t._ to supply with an insufficient amount of stock.

UNDERSTOOD, un-d[.e]r-stood', _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ of _understand_.

UNDERSTRAPPER, un'd[.e]r-strap-[.e]r, _n._ an inferior agent, an underling, a subordinate, a petty fellow.--_adj._ UN'DERSTRAPPING, subservient.

UNDERSTRATUM, un'd[.e]r-str[=a]-tum, _n._ a substratum:--_pl._ UN'DERSTR[=A]TA.

UNDERSTROKE, un-d[.e]r-str[=o]k', _v.i._ to underline.

UNDERSTUDY, un'd[.e]r-stud-i, _v.t._ and _v.i._ to study a dramatic part so as to be able to take the place of the actor playing it, if necessary.--_n._ an actor who prepares a part in this way.

UNDERTAKE, un-d[.e]r-t[=a]k', _v.t._ to take under one's management: to take upon one's self: to attempt: to answer for, warrant: to take in, understand: to assume, to have charge of.--_v.i._ to take upon one's self: to be bound: to manage all the arrangements of a burial.--_adj._ UNDERT[=A]'KABLE, capable of being undertaken.--_ns._ UNDERT[=A]'KER, one who undertakes, a projector, a contractor: one who is surety or guarantee for another: one who manages funerals: formerly a contractor for the royal revenue in ENGLAND, one of those who undertook to manage the House of Commons for the king in the 'Addled Parliament' of 1614: one of the English and Scotch settlers in Ireland on forfeited lands in the 16th century; UNDERT[=A]'KING, that which is undertaken: any business or project engaged in.

UNDERTENANT, un'd[.e]r-ten-ant, _n._ one who sublets a farm, house, &c.

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