Definition of Nether

1. Adjective. Lower. "Gnawed his nether lip"

Similar to: Bottom



2. Adjective. Dwelling beneath the surface of the earth. "Nether regions"
Exact synonyms: Chthonian, Chthonic
Similar to: Infernal

3. Adjective. Located below or beneath something else. "The under parts of a machine"
Exact synonyms: Under
Similar to: Low

Definition of Nether

1. a. Situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; belonging to the region below; lower; under; -- opposed to upper.

Definition of Nether

1. Adjective. Lower; under. ¹

2. Adjective. Lying beneath, or conceived as lying beneath, the Earth’s surface. ¹

3. Adverb. Down; downward. ¹

4. Adverb. Low; low down. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal Northern England Scotland) To bring or thrust down; bring or make low; lower; abase; humble. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal Northern England Scotland) To constrict; straiten; confine; restrict; suppress; lay low; keep under; press in upon; vex; harass; oppress. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal Scotland) To pinch or stunt with cold or hunger; check in growth; shrivel; straiten. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal Scotland) To shrink or huddle, as with cold; be shivery; tremble. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive UK dialectal Scotland) To depreciate; disparage; undervalue. ¹

10. Noun. (context: UK dialectal Scotland) Oppression; stress; a withering or stunting influence. ¹

11. Noun. (context: mining) A trouble; a fault or dislocation in a seam of coal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nether

1. situated below [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nether

netcast
netcasts
netcentric
netcop
netcops
netcronym
netcronyms
nete
netes
netfish
netful
netfuls
nethead
netheads
netheless
nether (current term)
nether-
nether-hair
nether-hairs
nether-shirt
nether hair
nether region
nether regions
nether thought
nether thoughts
nether world
nether worlds
netherdom
nethergarment
nethergarments

Literary usage of Nether

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"When a mau is over-lusty at legs, than he wears wooden nether-Hocks. ... Here we have upper and nether-stocks together; the latter being, as in the first ..."

2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1889)
"nether STOWEY. IN these days of "many biographies —auto and other—bristling ... And for the future nether Stowey will be hardly less celebrated for having ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... in the second period of emigration, the refugees settled largely in the netherlands. On i. The account of the war with the nether- nether- lands, ..."

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