Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Lowest in position, rank, or place; bottom.
  • adverb In or to the lowest place.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Lowest in place, rank, state, or condition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Lowest, as in place, rank, or condition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective In the lowest position or state; bottom.

Etymologies

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under- + -most

Examples

  • An extraordinary medley of feeling — but it was not a medley, exactly; rather it was successive layers of feeling, in which one could not say which layer was undermost — struggled inside him.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • An extraordinary medley of feeling — but it was not a medley, exactly; rather it was successive layers of feeling, in which one could not say which layer was undermost — struggled inside him.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • They fell heavily, the jailor undermost, upon the floor of the dungeon, and Robert of Paris, the necessity of whose case excused the action, plunged his dagger in the throat of the unfortunate.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Mrs General changed her gloves, as to the right glove being uppermost and the left undermost, with a Prunes and Prism smile.

    Little Dorrit

  • But, having had the good fortune to be undermost at the time of the capture, he has vanished into air.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • As I came in sight of the bridge, the cause of delay was too manifest, for the Somerset had made a summerset in good earnest, and overturned so completely, that it was literally resting upon the ground, with the roof undermost, and the four wheels in the air.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Our American friends have stood with us in the most critical of times and undermost the intense pressure.

    His Holiness' Speech at the Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony

  • Rusty cables and chains, ropes and rings, undermost parts of posts and piles and confused timber-defences against the waves, lie strewn about, in

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Our American friends have stood with us in the most critical of times and undermost the intense pressure.

    His Holiness' Speech at the Congressional Gold Medal Award Ceremony

  • Unity, that, it is easily seen, it lies under the undermost garment of nature, and betrays its source in Universal Spirit.

    Nature

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