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Located beneath or below; lower or under: the nether regions of the earth.
[Middle English, from Old English neothera, from neother, down.]
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]
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]
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|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 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"