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King James Dictionary

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Affliction, Consolation under
Affliction, Prayer Under
Atonement, Under the Law
Greek - bind under a great curse
Greek - under compulsion
Greek - bind under a curse, bind under a great curse
Greek - that is not put under
Greek - under guard
Greek - be under bondage, under bondage
Greek - bring under power
Greek - under
Greek - under
Greek - under
Greek - under
Greek - am under
Greek - under law, under the law
Greek - being under, under
Greek - kept under guard
Greek - tread underfoot, trampled under foot
Greek - under the earth
Greek - under
Greek - under
Greek - under obligation
Greek - under
Greek - tread under feet, trampled under, tread under foot
Greek - under control
Greek - under
Greek - under
Greek - bears up under
Greek - under, underneath
Greek - vat under
Greek - sail under, sailed under, sailed under the shelter
Greek - put in subjection under, put under
Greek - run under, running under, running under the shelter
Greek - keep under
Hebrew - keep under, tread our under foot, under foot
Hebrew - put the under oath, put them under oath, under oath
Hebrew - under construction
Hebrew - under
Hebrew - under
Hebrew - put under, put under the charge
Hebrew - things under, things under the ban, under the ban, which is put under
Hebrew - under
Hebrew - put the under oath, under oath
Hebrew - trodden under foot
Hebrew - tread under foot
Hebrew - under, underneath
Hebrew - under
Hebrew - tread under foot
Hebrew - trodden under foot
Hebrew - trampling under foot
Hebrew - under
Hebrew - under, underneath, underparts
Hebrew - under

UNDER, prep.

1. Beneath; below; so as to have something over or above. He stood under a tree; the carriage is under cover. We may see things under water; we have a cellar under the whole house.
2. In a state of pupilage or subjection; as a youth under a tutor; a ward under a guardian; colonies under the British government.

I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. Matt. 8.

3. In a less degree than. The effect of medicine is sometimes under and sometimes above or over its natural strength.
4. For less than. He would not sell the horse under forty pounds.
5. Less than; below. There are parishes in England under forty pounds a year.
6. With the pretense of; with the cover or pretext of. He does this under the name of love. This argument is not to be evaded under some plausible distinction.
7. With less than.

Several young men could never leave the pulpit under half a dozen conceits.

8. In a degree, state or rank inferior to.

It was too great an honor for any man under a duke.

9. In a state of being loaded; in a state of bearing or being burdened; as, to travel under a heavy load; to live under extreme oppression.
10. In a state of oppression or subjection to, the state in which a person is considered as bearing or having any thing laid upon him; as, to have fortitude under the evils of life; to have patience under pain, or under misfortunes; to behave like a christian under reproaches and injuries.
11. In a state of liability or obligation. No man shall trespass but under the pains and penalties of the law. Attend to the conditions under which you enter upon your office. We are under the necessity of obeying the laws. Nuns are under vows of chastity. We all lie under the curse of the law, until redeemed by Christ.
12. In the state of bearing and being known by; as men trading under the firm of Wright & Co.
13. In the state of; in the enjoyment or possession of. We live under the gospel dispensation.
14. During the time of. The American revolution commenced under the administration of lord North.
15. Not having reached or arrived to; below. He left three sons under age.
16. Represented by; in the form of. Morpheus is represented under the figure of a boy asleep. But morph, in Ethiopic, signifies cessation, rest.
17. In the state of protection or defense. Under favor of the prince, our author was promoted. The enemy landed under cover of their batteries.
18. As bearing a particular character.

The duke may be mentioned under the double capacity of a poet and a divine.

19. Being contained or comprehended in.

Under this head may be mentioned the contests between the popes and the secular princes.

20. Attested by; signed by. Here is a deed under his hand and seal.

He has left us evidence under his own hand.

21. In a state of being handled, treated or discussed, or of being the subject of. The bill is now under discussion. We shall have the subject under consideration next week.
22. In subordination to. Under God, this is our only safety.
23. In subjection or bondage to; ruled or influenced by; in a moral sense; within the dominion of.

They are all under sin. Rom. 3.

Under a signature, bearing, as a name or title.

Under way, in seamen's language, moving; in a condition to make progress.

To keep under, to hold in subjection or control; to restrain.

I keep under my body. 1Cor. 9.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Under'". "King James Dictionary".


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