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neth·er

 (nĕth′ər)
adj.
Located beneath or below; lower or under: the nether regions of the earth.

[Middle English, from Old English neothera, from neother, down.]

nether

(ˈnɛðə)
adj
placed or situated below, beneath, or underground: nether regions; a nether lip.
[Old English niothera, nithera, literally: further down, from nither down. Related to Old Irish nitaram, German nieder]

neth•er

(ˈnɛð ər)

adj.
1. lying or believed to lie beneath the earth's surface; infernal: the nether regions.
2. lower or under: his nether lip.
[before 900; Middle English nethere, Old English neothera, nithera, derivative of nither down (c. German nieder), literally, further down]
neth′er•ward, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.nether - lower; "gnawed his nether lip"
bottom - situated at the bottom or lowest position; "the bottom drawer"
2.nether - dwelling beneath the surface of the earth; "nether regions"
infernal - being of the underworld; "infernal regions"
3.nether - located below or beneath something elsenether - located below or beneath something else; "nether garments"; "the under parts of a machine"
low - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"

nether

adjective lower, bottom, beneath, underground, inferior, basal He was escorted back to the nether regions of Main Street.
Translations

nether

[ˈneðəʳ] ADJinferior, más bajo
nether liplabio m inferior
nether regions (= hell) → infierno m (hum) (= buttocks) → trasero m, regiones fpl donde la espalda pierde su casto nombre (hum)

nether

adj (liter)untere(r, s); nether regionsUnterwelt f; (hum inf)untere Regionen pl (hum inf)

nether

[ˈnɛðəʳ] adj (old) the nether regions or worldgli inferi
References in classic literature ?
A youngish man with flaxen hair, a bristly straw-coloured moustache, and a dropping nether lip, was sitting and holding my wrist.
No sound Of bird now flutters from the hushed hillside; All, all is still, save for the wind that wails And whistles through the long night where the ghosts Hither and thither in the gloom go by, And spirits from the nether world arise Under the ominous clouds.
In its nether extremity were inserted two kegs, which seemed to answer all the purposes of legs.
AFTER Coleridge and Wordsworth once met they soon became fast friends, and in order to be near Coleridge the Wordsworths moved to another house near Nether Stowey in Somersetshire.
The old gentleman lifted his shaggy eyebrows, protruded his thick nether lip, and tapped the arms of his chair with his cushioned fingertips.
And grant that when I come to the nether slopes of towering Mimas I may find honourable, god-fearing men.
Lest anybody should feel a curiosity to know how Kit was clad, it may be briefly remarked that he wore no livery, but was dressed in a coat of pepper-and-salt with waistcoat of canary colour, and nether garments of iron-grey; besides these glories, he shone in the lustre of a new pair of boots and an extremely stiff and shiny hat, which on being struck anywhere with the knuckles, sounded like a drum.
The primitive garb worn by this droll left all his nether man exposed to the biting blasts of the mountains.
Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all round them, as if they were up in a balloon and hanging in the misty clouds.
The little princess talked incessantly, her short, downy upper lip continually and rapidly touching her rosy nether lip when necessary and drawing up again next moment when her face broke into a smile of glittering teeth and sparkling eyes.
Its muzzle, young-looking, with the nether lip drawn up like that of a fish, nostrils distended and ears pressed back from fear, kept up for a few seconds near Nikita's shoulder and then began to fall behind.
Some of that last kind had the collars of their overcoats turned right up to their moustaches, and traces of mud on the bottom of their nether garments, which had the appearance of being much worn and not very valuable.