Definition of Underlie

1. Verb. Be or form the base for.

Generic synonyms: Be



2. Verb. Lie underneath.
Generic synonyms: Lie

Definition of Underlie

1. v. t. To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.

2. v. i. To lie below or under.

3. n. See Underlay, n., 1.

4. v. t. To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.

5. v. i. To lie below or under.

6. n. See Underlay, n., 1.

Definition of Underlie

1. Verb. (intransitive) To lie in a position directly beneath. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To lie under or beneath. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To serve as a basis of; form the foundation of. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To be subject to; be liable to answer, as a charge or challenge. ¹

5. Verb. (context: mining) To underlay. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Underlie

1. to lie under [v -LAY, -LAIN, -LYING, -LIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Underlie

underlead
underleading
underleads
underleaf
underlease
underleases
underleaves
underled
underlet
underlets
underletter
underletters
underletting
underlever
underleveraged
underlie (current term)
underlied
underlies
underlighting
underline
underlined
underlinen
underliner
underliners
underlines
underling
underlings
underlining
underlinings
underlip

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