• Lower; under.

    "The disappointed child’s nether lip quivered."

  • Lying beneath, or conceived as lying beneath, the Earth’s surface.

    "The nether regions."


  • Low; low down.
  • Down; downward.


  • (mining) A trouble; a fault or dislocation in a seam of coal.
  • (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Oppression; stress; a withering or stunting influence.


  • (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To shrink or huddle, as with cold; be shivery; tremble.
  • (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To pinch or stunt with cold or hunger; check in growth; shrivel; straiten.
  • (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To constrict; straiten; confine; restrict; suppress; lay low; keep under; press in upon; vex; harass; oppress.
  • (transitive, Britain dialectal, Scotland) To depreciate; disparage; undervalue.
  • (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To bring or thrust down; bring or make low; lower; abase; humble.

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