What does the word nether mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Lower.

Usage examples for nether

  1. She was one of the comparatively few ladies who have ventured into the nether darkness of a pit. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  2. If haply, however, thou, in the hardness of thy unbelief, rejectest the testimony of heaven, and searchest rather for examples of those in this nether world who have felt his power, I affirm them to be so multitudinous that where to begin I know not. – La Fiammetta by Giovanni Boccaccio
  3. Instead of reading, entering notes in her diary, or doing any ordinary thing, she walked to and fro, curled her pretty nether lip within her pretty upper one a great many times, made a cradle of her locked fingers, and paused with fixed eyes where the walls of the room set limits upon her walk to look at nothing but a picture within her mind. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy