Definition of beneath :
1. Below, as opposed to heaven, or to any superior region or position; as, in earth beneath.
2. In a lower place; underneath.
3. Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.
4. Lower in rank, dignity, or excellence than; as, brutes are beneath man; man is beneath angels in the scale of beings. Hence: Unworthy of; unbecoming.
5. Under, in relation to something that is superior, or that oppresses or burdens.
class-conscious, caked, birth, infra, subterranean, down the stairs, classism, underwater, clothed, classless, underlying, encrusted, lesser, the bourgeoisie, underfoot, to a lower place, inferior, lower, unsuitable, crusted, downstairs, class, on a lower floor, subordinate, be tipped with something, thinly, beginnings, at a lower place, unbefitting, thickly, bourgeois, underground, background
less (part of speech: adjective)
under (part of speech: adverb)
- Straight to this sign Andrew walked and sat down at the table beneath it. - "Way of the Lawless", Max Brand.
- You see, when my father was very young, scarcely more than a boy, he ran away and married a girl of great beauty and intelligence, but one considered by the people among whom he moved as far beneath him in station. - "Lucile Triumphant", Elizabeth M. Duffield.
- Other men then fill up the space beneath it with earth and stones. - "Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders", T. Eric Peet.