beneath adv

OE 'from below', nether, lower, farther down.'

  1. Underground; [fig.] down in a grave.

beneath prep

see beneath, adv.

  1. Under; further down in place than.
  2. Below the surface of.
  3. Near; close to; at the foot of; in the vicinity of.
  4. Inferior to; less than; unworthy of; lower in rank than.