What does "Underlie" mean?


(n.) See Underlay, n., 1 (v. i.) To lie below or under (v. t.) To be at the basis of; to form the foundation of; to support; as, a doctrine underlying a theory (v. t.) To be subject or amenable to (v. t.) To lie under; to rest beneath; to be situated under; as, a stratum of clay underlies the surface gravel

Word Family underlain, underlay, underlies, underly, underlying