(Un"der*mast`ed) a. (Naut.) Having masts smaller than the usual dimension; said of
(Un"der*mas`ter) n. A master subordinate to the principal master; an assistant master.
(Un"der*match`) n. One who is not a match for another. Fuller.
(Un"der*meal`) n. [AS. under under + ml part or portion; cf. AS. underml midday. See
Under, Meal a part, and cf. Undern.]
1. The inferior, or after, part of the day; the afternoon. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
In undermeals and in mornings.Chaucer.
2. Hence, something occurring or done in the afternoon; esp., an afternoon meal; supper; also, an afternoon
nap; a siesta. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
Another great supper, or undermeal, was made ready for them, coming home from ditching and plowing.Withals
I think I am furnished with Cattern [Catharine] pears for one undermeal.B. Jonson.
In a narrower limit than the forty years' undermeal of the seven sleepers.Nash.
(Un`der*mine") v. t.
1. To excavate the earth beneath, or the part of, especially for the purpose of causing to fall or be overthrown; to
form a mine under; to sap; as, to undermine a wall.
A vast rock undermined from one end to the other, and a highway running through it.Addison.
2. Fig.: To remove the foundation or support of by clandestine means; to ruin in an underhand way; as, to
undermine reputation; to undermine the constitution of the state.
He should be warned who are like to undermine him.Locke.
(Un`der*min"er) n. One who undermines.
(Un`der*min"is*ter) v. t. To serve, or minister to, in a subordinate relation. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(Un`der*min"is*try) n. A subordinate or inferior ministry. Jer. Taylor.
(Un"der*mirth`) n. Suppressed or concealed mirth. [Obs.] The Coronation.
(Un`der*mon"eyed) a. Bribed. [R.] Fuller.
(Un"der*most) a. [From Under; cf. Aftermost.] Lowest, as in place, rank, or condition.
(Un"dern) n. [AS. undern; akin to OS. undorn, OHG. untarn, untorn, Icel. undorn mid afternoon,
mid forenoon, Goth. undaúrnimats the midday meal. Cf. Undermeal, Undertime.] The time between; the
time between sunrise and noon; specifically, the third hour of the day, or nine o'clock in the morning,