Adjective "nether" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈnɛðə/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Lower in position.
  1. 'But these nether fauna can never be completely tamed; and what would the outer reaches be, without their inner complement of native wildlife?'
  2. 'Only now are the dimensions, costs and risks of these nuclear nether worlds coming to light.'
  3. 'The sad irony of it all is that God's infinite mercifulness extends to the nether limits where our present breed of politicians abound.'
  4. 'Luckily for Berwick, washing the cast's nether garments is about the only job he doesn't take on in the annual Theatre Royal panto, in which he is the star, writer and co-director.'
  5. 'If they die, we will soon be holding this conversation in the nether realms.'
  6. 'So when the time came to review a restaurant beginning with E, it seemed like the perfect excuse to head over towards the nether end of Mission Street.'
  7. 'As to the nether extremes of this rampant courtesy, the complete lack of decent swear words in Japanese has frequently been a drawback to my own efforts at appropriate social engagement in the Land of Wa.'
  8. 'The possibility that your underpants slipped deeper still into the crevices of certain nether areas seems more likely by the minute.'
  9. 'And even though you pretend to be rough and tough, nobody likes to see themselves referred to as nether parts of human or animal anatomy.'
  10. 'I must say that the thought of seeing either one of them, devoid of covering for the nether limbs, does absolutely nothing for me, nor, by the sound of it, for your particular circle of associates.'

Definitions

1. lying or believed to lie beneath the earth's surface; infernal: the nether regions.

2. lower or under: his nether lip.

More examples(as adjective)

"councils can be nether."

"parishes can be nether."

"regions can be nether."

"worlds can be nether."

"meetings can be nether."

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Origin

Old English nithera, neothera, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch neder- (found in compounds), neer, and German nieder, from an Indo-European root meaning ‘down’.