1. Under; lower in place, with something directly over or on, as to place a cushion beneath one; often with the sense of pressure or oppression, as to sink beneath a burden, in a literal sense.
2. Under, in a figurative sense; bearing heavy impositions, as taxes, or oppressive government.
Our country sinks beneath the yoke.
3. Lower in rank, dignity or excellence; as, brutes are beneath man; ; man is beneath angels, in the seale of beings.
4. Unworthy of; unbecoming; not equal to; as, he will do nothing beneath his station or character.
BENE'ATH, adverb In a lower place; as, the earth from beneath will be barren.
1. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region; as, in heaven above, or in earth beneath