lying or situated beneath, as a substratum.
the underlying cause of their discontent.
implicit; discoverable only by close scrutiny or analysis:
an underlying seriousness in his witticisms.
(of a claim, mortgage, etc.) taking precedence; anterior; prior.
Linguistics. belonging to an earlier stage in the transformational derivation of a sentence or other structure; belonging to the deep structure.
verb (used with object), underlay, underlain, underlying.
to lie under or beneath; be situated under.
to be at the basis of; form the foundation of.
Grammar. to function as the root morpheme or original or basic form of (a derived form): The form “boy” underlies “boyish.”.
Finance. to be primary to another right or security.
concealed but detectable: underlying guilt
(finance) (of a claim, liability, etc) taking precedence; prior
verb (transitive) -lies, -lying, -lay, -lain
to lie or be placed under or beneath
to be the foundation, cause, or basis of: careful planning underlies all our decisions
(finance) to take priority over (another claim, liability, mortgage, etc): a first mortgage underlies a second
to be the root or stem from which (a word) is derived: “happy” underlies “happiest”
verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of make1 . adjective 2. produced by making, preparing, etc., in a particular way (often used in combination): well-made garments. 3. artificially produced: made fur. 4. invented or made-up: to tell made stories about oneself. 5. prepared, especially from several ingredients: a made dish. 6. assured of […]
noun 1. a female servant. 2. a girl or young unmarried woman. 3. Archaic. a virgin. noun 1. (archaic or literary) a young unmarried girl; maiden 2. a female servant (in combination): a housemaid 3. a spinster
verb (used with object) 1. to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with neighboring countries. 2. to keep in an appropriate condition, operation, or force; keep unimpaired: to maintain order; to maintain public highways. 3. to keep in a specified state, position, etc.: to maintain a correct posture; to maintain […]
noun 1. a person or thing that makes. 2. a manufacturer (used in combination): drugmaker; garmentmaker. 3. (initial capital letter) God. 4. the party executing a legal instrument, especially a promissory note. 5. Cards. the player who first names the successful bid. 6. Archaic. a poet. Idioms 7. go to / meet one’s Maker, to […]