Lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; hence, at the foot of.
- In a lower place; below.
- Lower than; below: a drawer beneath a cabinet.
- To or into a lower position than: moved the picture beneath the light.
- Covered or concealed by: The earth lay beneath a blanket of snow.
- Under the force, control, or influence of.
- Lower than, as in rank or station.
- Unworthy of; unbefitting: It was beneath me to beg.