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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·der /ˈʌndɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 un·der /ˈəndɚ/ 副詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der prep.
 1. Below or lower, in place or position, with the idea of being covered; lower than; beneath; -- opposed to over; as, he stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover; a cellar extends under the whole house.
    Fruit put in bottles, and the bottles let down into wells under water, will keep long.   --Bacon.
 Be gathered now, ye waters under heaven,
 Into one place.   --Milton.
 2. Hence, in many figurative uses which may be classified as follows; --
 (a) Denoting relation to some thing or person that is superior, weighs upon, oppresses, bows down, governs, directs, influences powerfully, or the like, in a relation of subjection, subordination, obligation, liability, or the like; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression; to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a Christian under reproaches and injuries; under the pains and penalties of the law; the condition under which one enters upon an office; under the necessity of obeying the laws; under vows of chastity.
    Both Jews and Gentiles . . . are all under sin.   --Rom. iii. 9.
 That led the embattled seraphim to war
 Under thy conduct.   --Milton.
 Who have their provand
 Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows
 For sinking under them.   --Shak.
 (b) Denoting relation to something that exceeds in rank or degree, in number, size, weight, age, or the like; in a relation of the less to the greater, of inferiority, or of falling short.
    Three sons he dying left under age.   --Spenser.
    Medicines take effect sometimes under, and sometimes above, the natural proportion of their virtue.   --Hooker.
    There are several hundred parishes in England under twenty pounds a year.   --Swift.
    It was too great an honor for any man under a duke.   --Addison.
 Note:Hence, it sometimes means at, with, or for, less than; as, he would not sell the horse under sixty dollars.
    Several young men could never leave the pulpit under half a dozen conceits.   --Swift.
 (c) Denoting relation to something that comprehends or includes, that represents or designates, that furnishes a cover, pretext, pretense, or the like; as, he betrayed him under the guise of friendship; Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep.
 A crew who, under names of old renown . . . abused
 Fanatic Egypt.   --Milton.
    Mr. Duke may be mentioned under the double capacity of a poet and a divine.   --Felton.
    Under this head may come in the several contests and wars betwixt popes and the secular princes.   --C. Leslie.
 (d) Less specifically, denoting the relation of being subject, of undergoing regard, treatment, or the like; as, a bill under discussion.
 Abject and lost, lay these, covering the flood,
 Under amazement of their hideous change.   --Milton.
 Under arms. Mil. (a) Drawn up fully armed and equipped. (b) Enrolled for military service; as, the state has a million men under arms.
 Under canvas. (a) Naut. Moved or propelled by sails; -- said of any vessel with her sail set, but especially of a steamer using her sails only, as distinguished from one under steam. Under steam and canvas signifies that a vessel is using both means of propulsion. (b) Mil. Provided with, or sheltered in, tents.
 Under fire, exposed to an enemy's fire; taking part in a battle or general engagement.
 Under foot. See under Foot, n.
 Under ground, below the surface of the ground.
 Under one's signature, with one's signature or name subscribed; attested or confirmed by one's signature.  Cf. the second Note under Over, prep.
 Under sail. Naut. (a) With anchor up, and under the influence of sails; moved by sails; in motion. (b) With sails set, though the anchor is down. (c) Same as Under canvas (a), above. --Totten.
 Under sentence, having had one's sentence pronounced.
 Under the breath, Under one's breath, with low voice; very softly.
 Under the lee Naut., to the leeward; as, under the lee of the land.
 Under the gun. Under psychological pressure, such as the need to meet a pressing deadline; feeling pressured
 Under water, below the surface of the water.
 Under way, or Under weigh Naut., in a condition to make progress; having started.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der adv. In a lower, subject, or subordinate condition; in subjection; -- used chiefly in a few idiomatic phrases; as, to bring under, to reduce to subjection; to subdue; to keep under, to keep in subjection; to control; to go under, to be unsuccessful; to fail; to go bankrupt.
    I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection.   --1 Cor. ix. 27.
 The minstrel fell, but the foeman's chain
 Could not bring his proud soul under.   --Moore.
 Note:Under is often used in composition with a verb to indicate lowness or inferiority in position or degree, in the act named by the verb; as, to underline; to undermine; to underprop.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Un·der, a. Lower in position, intensity, rank, or degree; subject; subordinate; -- generally in composition with a noun, and written with or without the hyphen; as, an undercurrent; undertone; underdose; under-garment; underofficer; undersheriff.
 Under covert Zool., one of the feathers situated beneath the bases of the quills in the wings and tail of a bird. See Illust. under Bird.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: located below or beneath something else; "nether garments";
             "the under parts of a machine" [syn: nether]
      2: lower in rank, power, or authority; "an under secretary"
         [syn: under(a)]
      adv 1: down to defeat, death, or ruin; "their competitors went
      2: through a range downward; "children six and under will be
         admitted free"
      3: into unconsciousness; "this will put the patient under"
      4: in or into a state of subordination or subjugation; "we must
         keep our disappointment under"
      5: below some quantity or limit; "fifty dollars or under"
      6: below the horizon; "the sun went under"
      7: down below; "get under quickly!"
      8: further down; "see under for further discussion" [syn: below]