1. Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of. “Beneath the mount.”
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.
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.
adv : in or to a place that is lower [syn: below, at a lower
place, to a lower place] [ant: above]