Associations to the word «Under»


UNDER, preposition. In or at a lower level than.
UNDER, preposition. As a subject of; subordinate to.
UNDER, preposition. Less than.
UNDER, preposition. Below the surface of.
UNDER, preposition. (figuratively) In the face of; in response to (some attacking force).
UNDER, preposition. As, in the character of.
UNDER, adverb. In a way lower or less than.
UNDER, adverb. In a way inferior to.
UNDER, adverb. (informal) In an unconscious state.
UNDER, adjective. Being lower; being beneath something.
UNDER A CLOUD, adjective. (idiomatic) Under suspicion; subject to critical inspection.
UNDER A CLOUD, adjective. (idiomatic) In controversial circumstances.
UNDER A CLOUD, adverb. (idiomatic) In or into controversial circumstances.
UNDER A LUCKY STAR, adverb. Under or in fortunate circumstances.
UNDER A SPELL, adjective. (idiomatic) Bewitched, held by the power of a magical spell.
UNDER ARREST, prepositional phrase. Arrested or being arrested.
UNDER CENTER, adjective. (American Football) Playing at the quarterback position.
UNDER CENTER, adjective. (American Football) (Of the quarterback) initiating play from immediately behind the center.
UNDER CLOTHES, noun. Alternative spelling of underclothes
UNDER CONTROL, adjective. Of something being taken care of or being addressed.
UNDER COVER, adjective. Protected by a covering or shelter
UNDER ERASURE, adverb. (idiomatic) Of a bit of text, written and strickenthrough; hence, figuratively in some sense both present and absent.
UNDER FIRE, adjective. Subjected to enemy attack
UNDER FIRE, adjective. (idiomatic) criticized or held responsible for something
UNDER GLASS, prepositional phrase. (literally horticulture) In a greenhouse, a cold frame, or a similar structure; said of the propagation and growth of plants.
UNDER GLASS, prepositional phrase. In a glass case, like an item in a museum.
UNDER GLASS, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) (slang) In jail.
UNDER HATCHES, prepositional phrase. Confined below in a vessel.
UNDER HATCHES, prepositional phrase. Under arrest, or in slavery, distress, etc.
UNDER LOCK AND KEY, adjective. (US) (UK) (idiomatic) imprisoned with little or no chance of escape; locked up.
UNDER LOCK AND KEY, adjective. (US) (UK) (idiomatic) safely guarded; locked away.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE, adverb. In no case, whatever happens; never.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, adverb. (idiomatic) never ever, not for any reason
UNDER ONE'S BELT, adjective. (idiomatic) Already done; within one's experience; practiced.
UNDER ONE'S BREATH, adverb. (idiomatic) (of something said) Softly, so as not to be heard.
UNDER ONE'S FEET, adverb. Acting annoyingly; being a nuisance; being in the way.
UNDER ONE'S HAT, adjective. (idiomatic) Concealed; confidential; secret.
UNDER ONE'S NOSE, adverb. (idiomatic) directly in front of one; clearly visible
UNDER ONE'S NOSE, adverb. (idiomatic) obvious or apparent
UNDER ONE'S OWN STEAM, adverb. (of a ship or other watercraft) By means of the power of its own engines.
UNDER ONE'S OWN STEAM, adverb. (idiomatic) Using one's own resources; unaided; at one's own initiative.
UNDER ONE'S THUMB, adjective. (idiomatic) Completely controlled by someone; at someone's command.
UNDER ONE'S WING, adjective. (idiomatic) Under one's protection, sponsorship, or tutelage.
UNDER PAR, adjective. Below par
UNDER PROTEST, prepositional phrase. While protesting
UNDER PROTEST, prepositional phrase. (US) (legal) of a payment made subject to dispute
UNDER PROTEST, prepositional phrase. Without full agreement.
UNDER SAIL, adjective. (idiomatic) (nautical) With sails unfurled; powered by the wind.
UNDER SAIL, adverb. (idiomatic) (nautical) Under wind power.
UNDER SEAL, prepositional phrase. Bearing a seal.
UNDER SEAL, prepositional phrase. (legal) Legally bound not to be disclosed.
UNDER SECRETARIES, noun. Plural of Under Secretary
UNDER SECRETARY, noun. Alternative spelling of undersecretary
UNDER SQUARE, adjective. (automotive) Of internal combustion engine designs, having piston diameter less than its stroke distance.
UNDER THE CARPET, adverb. Used other than as an idiom: see under,‎ carpet.
UNDER THE CARPET, adverb. (idiomatic) (location) Such as to be hidden from plain view (and thus easily ignored or overlooked).
UNDER THE COSH, adverb. (idiomatic) subjected to (figurative) pressure; under the gun
UNDER THE COUNTER, adverb. Illicitly, against regulations, of goods kept under the serving counter in a shop to be unobtrusively passed to a customer who knows they are available for surreptitious sale (e.g. pornographic magazines in a newsagent).
UNDER THE COUNTER, adjective. (British) (Ireland) (colloquial) (Particularly with regard to payment or tax avoidance) In an underhand way, sneakily. Unofficially.
UNDER THE COVERS, adjective. In bed, under the bed covers.
UNDER THE COVERS, adjective. (idiomatic) In secret.
UNDER THE COVERS, adverb. In bed, under the bed covers.
UNDER THE COVERS, adverb. (idiomatic) In secret.
UNDER THE GUN, adjective. (idiomatic) Under great pressure to perform.
UNDER THE GUN, adjective. (poker) Of, pertaining to, or in the situation of first player to act on the first round of betting.
UNDER THE GUN, adjective. (obsolete) (military) Too close to be subject to artillery fire.
UNDER THE GUN, adverb. (poker) When in the situation of being the player who acts first in the first round of preflop betting.
UNDER THE IMPRESSION, adverb. (idiomatic) (followed by a clause) Thinking or making assumptions, often incorrectly.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE, adverb. (idiomatic) Intoxicated, inebriated, or otherwise stupefied by an ingested mind-altering substance, commonly speaking of alcohol : drunk.
UNDER THE KNIFE, adjective. (idiomatic) Undergoing a surgical procedure.
UNDER THE KNIFE, adverb. (idiomatic) Into surgery.
UNDER THE MICROSCOPE, adverb. (idiomatic) Under close scrutiny or examination.
UNDER THE PUMP, prepositional phrase. Used other than as an idiom: see under,‎ pump.
UNDER THE PUMP, prepositional phrase. (Australia) Under pressure to perform.
UNDER THE RADAR, adverb. (idiomatic) Without attracting notice; in an undetected or secretive manner.
UNDER THE ROSE, prepositional phrase. In secret
UNDER THE RUG, adverb. (idiomatic) (location) Such as to be hidden from plain view (and thus easily ignored or overlooked).
UNDER THE SUN, adjective. (idiomatic) In existence.
UNDER THE TABLE, prepositional phrase. (adjectival and adverbial) Secret(ly), covert(ly), undisclosed(ly).
UNDER THE TABLE, prepositional phrase. Used other than as an idiom: see under,‎ table.
UNDER THE WEATHER, adjective. (idiomatic) Somewhat ill or gloomy.
UNDER THE WEATHER, adjective. (idiomatic) Somewhat intoxicated or suffering from a hangover.
UNDER THE WEATHER, adjective. (idiomatic) (obsolete) Experiencing adversity.
UNDER THE WIRE, adverb. (horse racing) Across the finish line.
UNDER THE WIRE, adverb. (idiomatic) At the last minute; before the deadline; barely on time; nearly late.
UNDER THE YOKE, adjective. (idiomatic) Under subjugation.
UNDER THE YOKE, adverb. (idiomatic) Under subjugation.
UNDER TOW, adjective. Alternative form of in tow
UNDER WATER, adverb. (idiomatic) In difficulty, especially financial.
UNDER WAY, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) In operation, in progress, commenced.
UNDER WAY, prepositional phrase. (nautical) (of a vessel) moving through the water; not anchored, moored, aground, or beached.
UNDER WAY, prepositional phrase. Into motion, into its course.
UNDER WEIGH, adverb. Underway.
UNDER WRAPS, adverb. (idiomatic) In secrecy or in hiding.

Dictionary definition

UNDER, adverb. Down to defeat, death, or ruin; "their competitors went under".
UNDER, adverb. Through a range downward; "children six and under will be admitted free".
UNDER, adverb. Into unconsciousness; "this will put the patient under".
UNDER, adverb. In or into a state of subordination or subjugation; "we must keep our disappointment under".
UNDER, adverb. Below some quantity or limit; "fifty dollars or under".
UNDER, adverb. Below the horizon; "the sun went under".
UNDER, adverb. Down below; "get under quickly!".
UNDER, adverb. Further down; "see under for further discussion".
UNDER, adjective. Located below or beneath something else; "nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine".
UNDER, adjective. Lower in rank, power, or authority; "an under secretary".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King