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Meaning of NETHER

Pronunciation:  'nedhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  located below or beneath something else; "nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine"
  2. [adj]  of the underworld; "nether regions"
  3. [adj]  lower; "gnawed his nether lip"

NETHER is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: bottom(a), chthonian, chthonic, infernal, low, lower, under



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neth"er\, a. [OE. nethere, neithere, AS. ni?era, fr. the
adv. ni?er downward; akin to neo?an below, beneath, D. neder
down, G. nieder, Sw. nedre below, nether, a. & adv., and also
to Skr. ni down. [root]201. Cf. {Beneath}.]
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}.

      'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding fires. --Milton.

      This darksome nether world her light Doth dim with
      horror and deformity.                    --Spenser.

      All my nether shape thus grew transformed. --Milton.