Associations to the word «Underlie»


UNDERLIE, verb. (intransitive) To lie in a position directly beneath.
UNDERLIE, verb. (transitive) To lie under or beneath.
UNDERLIE, verb. (transitive) To serve as a basis of; form the foundation of.
UNDERLIE, verb. (transitive) To be subject to; be liable to answer, as a charge or challenge.
UNDERLIE, verb. (mining) To underlay.

Dictionary definition

UNDERLIE, verb. Be or form the base for.
UNDERLIE, verb. Lie underneath.

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