Underlie

Definition of Underlie

Un`der`lie´
v. t.1.To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel.
2.To be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory.
3.To be subject or amenable to.
The knight of Ivanhoe . . . underlies the challenge of Brian der Bois Guilbert.
- Sir W. Scott.
v. i.1.To lie below or under.
n.1.See Underlay, n., 1.

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