Underlayer to Understand
1. One who, or that which, underlays or is underlaid; a lower layer.
2. (Mining) A perpendicular shaft sunk to cut the lode at any required depth. Weale.
(Un"der*leaf`) n. A prolific sort of apple, good for cider. [Obs.] Mortimer.
(Un"der*lease) n. (Law) A lease granted by a tenant or lessee; especially, a lease granted
by one who is himself a lessee for years, for any fewer or less number of years than he himself holds; a
(Un`der*let") v. t.
1. To let below the value.
All my farms were underlet.Smollett.
2. To let or lease at second hand; to sublet.
(Un"der*let`ter) n. A tenant or lessee who grants a lease to another.
(Un`der*lie") v. t. [AS. underlicgan. See Under, and Lie to be prostrate.]
1. To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.
2. To be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory.
3. To be subject or amenable to. [R.]
The knight of Ivanhoe . . . underlies the challenge of Brian der Bois Guilbert.Sir W. Scott.
(Un`der*lie"), v. i. To lie below or under.
(Un"der*lie`) n. See Underlay, n., 1.
(Un`der*line") v. t.
1. To mark a line below, as words; to underscore.
2. To influence secretly. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
(Un"der*ling) n. [Under + - ling.] An inferior person or agent; a subordinate; hence, a mean,
sorry fellow. Milton.
he fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,Shak.
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
(Un"der*lip`) n. The lower lip.
(Un"der*lock`) n. A lock of wool hanging under the belly of a sheep.
(Un"der*lock`er) n. (Mining) A person who inspects a mine daily; called also underviewer.
(Un`der*ly"ing) a. Lying under or beneath; hence, fundamental; as, the underlying strata of a
locality; underlying principles.
(Un`der*manned") a. (Naut.) Insufficiently furnished with men; short-handed.