Etymology
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underneath (adv.)

Old English underneoðan, from under + neoðan "below" (see beneath).

updated on September 27, 2012

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Definitions of underneath from WordNet

underneath (adv.)
on the lower or downward side; on the underside of;
a chest of drawers all scratched underneath
underneath (adv.)
under or below an object or a surface; at a lower place or level; directly beneath;
a house with a good foundation underneath
we could see the original painting underneath
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.