previous next
Under, prepos. below, beneath; so as to be lower than or covered by; f. i.: u. her other (arm) “was the tender boy,” Ven. 32. “u. whose brim the gaudy sun would peep,” Ven. 32 “he learned but surety-like to write for me u. that bond,” Sonn. 134, 8. “the mariners all u. hatches stowed,” Tp. I, 2, 230. “I saw him beat the surges u. him,” II, 1, 114. “creep u. his gaberdine,” II, 2, 40. II, 2, 40 “merrily shall I live now u. the blossom,” V, 94. “asleep u. the hatches,” V, 94 “you may bear it u. a cloak,” Gent. III, 1, 130. “u. the duke's table,” IV, 4, 19. “lie u. Mount Pelion,” Wiv. II, 1, 81. “u. the shade of melancholy boughs,” As II, 7, 111. “u. heaven's eye,” Err. II, 1, 16 etc. etc. Placed after the subst.: “her lily hand her rosy cheek lies u.” Lucr. 386.
Modifications of the same notion: “born u. a charitable star,” All's I, 1, 204. All's I, 1, 204 All's I, 1, 204 All's I, 1, 204 “born u. Taurus,” Tw. I, 3, 147 (below, and hence influenced by). “now is the jerkin u. the line,” Tp. IV, 236. “when the false Troyan u. sail was seen,” Mids. I, 1, 174. u. that colour (== ensign) “am I come to scale thy fort,” Lucr. 481. “were beauty u. twenty locks kept fast,” Ven. 575. “each trifle u. truest bars to thrust,” Sonn. 48, 2. “keep thy friend u. thy own life's key,” All's I, 1, 76. “had he Duncan's sons u. his key,” Mcb. III, 6, 18. “u. the degree of a squire,” Wiv. III, 4, 48. “matched in mouth like bells, each u. each,” Mids. IV, 1, 129.
Denoting a state of being loaded, or oppressed, or overwhelmed by: “u. whose sharp fangs . . . doth lie an image,” Ven. 663. “so u. his insulting falchion lies Lucretia,” Lucr. 509. “falls u. the blow of thralled discontent,” Sonn. 124, 7. “u. my burthen groaned,” Tp. I, 2, 156. “fainting u. the pleasing punishment,” Err. I, 1, 46. “I shall perish u. device and practice,” H8 I, 1, 204. “none stands u. more calumnious tongues,” V, 1, 113. sinking u. them (burthens) Cor. II, 1, 269. “to groan and sweat u. the business,” Caes. IV, 1, 22. “an exploit . . . u. the which he shall not choose but fall,” Hml. IV, 7, 66. “I fall u. this plot,” Ant. IV, 12, 49 etc. Similarly: “u. him my genius is rebuked,” Mcb. III, 1, 55. “my better cunning faints u. his chance,” Ant. II, 3, 35. cf. also the following expressions: “if I could speak so wisely u. an arrest,” Meas. I, 2, 135. “which else would stand u. grievous imposition,” Meas. I, 2, 135 “he must die. U. your sentence?” II, 4, 37. “were I u. the terms of death,” II, 4, 37 “if this sweet lady lie not guiltless here u. some biting error,” Ado IV, 1, 172. “u. your hard construction must I sit,” Tw. III, 1, 126. “u. this conjuration speak,” H5 I, 2, 29. “your jewel hath suffered u. praise,” Tim. I, 1, 165.
Denoting the predicament, or the semblance and form of a state or action: u. whose (love's) simple semblance he (lust) “hath fed upon fresh beauty,” Ven. 795. “u. what colour he commits this ill,” Lucr. 476. “u. the colour of commending him I have access . . .,” Gent. IV, 2, 3. “what's brought to pass u. the profession of fortunetelling,” Wiv. IV, 2, 184. “it may be I go u. that title,” Ado II, 1, 212. “which indeed is not u. white and black,” V, 1, 313 (Dogberry's speech). “unless she do it u. this excuse,” Merch. II, 4, 37. “he does it u. name of perfect love,” Shr. IV, 3, 12. “all these engines of lust are not the things they go u.” All's III, 5, 22. “what your highness suffered u. that shape,” H5 IV, 8, 56. “u. pretence to see,” H8 I, 1, 177. “yet go we u. our opinion still that we have better men,” Troil. I, 3, 383. “like those that u. hot ardent zeal would set whole realms on fire,” Tim. III, 3, 33. “this villain of mine comes u. the prediction,” Lr. I, 2, 119 etc.
Denoting inferiority or subordination: “to come u. one body's hand,” Wiv. I, 4, 105. “profit very greatly u. you,” LLL IV, 2, 78. “I have eyes u. my service,” Wint. IV, 2, 40. “as we, u. heaven, are supreme head, so u. Him that great supremacy . . . we will uphold,” John III, 1, 155. “I am, sir, u. the king, in some authority,” H4B V, 3, 116. “u. his master's command transporting a sum of money,” H5 IV, 1, 158. “substitutes u. the lordly monarch of the north,” H6A V, 3, 6. “the noble senate, who, u. the gods, keeps you in awe,” Cor. I, 1, 191 (== next to the Gods). “to be commanded u. Cominius,” Cor. I, 1, 191 “would prevail u. the service of a child as soon,” Ant. III, 13, 24. “my youth I spent much u. him,” Cymb. III, 1, 71.
Denoting protection and authorisation: “and u. thee their poetry disperse,” Sonn. 78, 4. “as u. privilege of age to brag,” Ado V, 1, 60. u. whose (God's) “warrant I impeach thy wrong,” John II, 116. “u. whose countenance we steal,” H4A I, 2, 33. “u. the countenance and confederacy of Lady Eleanor,” H6B II, 1, 168. “am boldened u. your promised pardon,” H8 I, 2, 56. “proceeded u. your hands and seals,” II, 4, 222 (see above: John III, 1, 155. H4B V, 3, 116. Cor. I, 1, 191). cf. the phrases “u. allowance, u. your correction, u. favour, u. leave, u. your patience, u. pardon:” Lr. II, 2, 112. Meas. II, 2, 10. Tim. III, 5, 40. Caes. III, 2, 86. Tit. II, 3, 66. LLL IV, 2, 103. Caes. IV, 3, 213. Lr. I, 4, 365 (see the resp. articles).
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: