(Un"der*sized`) a. Of a size less than is common.
(Un"der*skink`er) n. Undertapster. [Obs.]
(Un"der*skirt`) n. A petticoat; the foundation skirt of a draped dress.
(Un"der*sky`) n. The lower region of the sky.
Floating about the undersky.Tennyson.
(Un"der*sleeve`) n. A sleeve of an under-garment; a sleeve worn under another,
(Un"der*soil`) n. The soil beneath the surface; understratum; subsoil.
(Un`der*sold") p. p. of Undersell.
1. The burden of a song; the chorus; the refrain. Dryden.
2. Accompanying strain; subordinate and underlying meaning; accompaniment; undertone.
In the very [poetry] there often an undersong of sense which none beside the poetic mind . . . can
(Un"der*sparred`) a. (Naut.) Having spars smaller than the usual dimension; said of
(Un`der*spend") v. t. To spend less than.
1. A sphere which is smaller than, and in its movements subject to, another; a satellite.
2. An inferior sphere, or field of action.
(Un`der*spore") v. t. To raise with a spar, or piece of wood, used as a lever. [Obs.]
Give me a staff that I may underspore.Chaucer.
(Un"der*stair`) a. Of or pertaining to the kitchen, or the servants' quarters; hence, subordinate; menial.
(Un"der*stairs`) n. The basement or cellar.
(Un`der*stand") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Understood and Archaic Understanded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Understanding.] [OE. understanden, AS. understandan, literally, to stand under; cf. AS. forstandan
to understand, G. verstehen. The development of sense is not clear. See Under, and Stand.]