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NETHER, a. [This word is of the comparative degree; the positive occurs only in composition, as in beneath. It is used only in implied comparison, as in the nether part, the nether millstone; but we never say, one part is nether than another. It is not much used.]

1. Lower; lying or being beneath or in the lower part; opposed to upper; as the nether millstone.

Distorted all my nether shape thus grew transformd.

2. In a lower place.

Twixt upper, nether and surrounding fires.

3. Belonging to the regions below.



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NETHER, a. [This word is of the comparative degree; the positive occurs only in composition, as in beneath. It is used only in implied comparison, as in the nether part, the nether millstone; but we never say, one part is nether than another. It is not much used.]

1. Lower; lying or being beneath or in the lower part; opposed to upper; as the nether millstone.

Distorted all my nether shape thus grew transformd.

2. In a lower place.

Twixt upper, nether and surrounding fires.

3. Belonging to the regions below.

NETH'ER, a. [Sax. neother; G. nieder; D. and Dan. neder. This word is of the comparative degree; the positive occurs only in composition, as in beneath, Sax. neothan. It is used only in implied comparison, as in the nether part, the nether millstone; but we never say, one part is nether than another.]

  1. Lower; lying or being beneath or in the lower part; opposed to upper; as, the nether millstone. Distorted all my nether shape thus grew / Transformed. Milton.
  2. In a lower place. 'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding fires. Milton.
  3. Belonging to the regions below. Dryden.

Neth"er
  1. Situated down or below; lying beneath, or in the lower part; having a lower position; belonging to the region below; lower; under; -- opposed to upper.

    'Twixt upper, nether, and surrounding fires. Milton.

    This darksome nether world her light
    Doth dim with horror and deformity.
    Spenser.

    All my nether shape thus grew transformed. Milton.

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Nether

NETHER, adjective [This word is of the comparative degree; the positive occurs only in composition, as in beneath. It is used only in implied comparison, as in the nether part, the nether millstone; but we never say, one part is nether than another. It is not much used.]

1. Lower; lying or being beneath or in the lower part; opposed to upper; as the nether millstone.

Distorted all my nether shape thus grew transformd.

2. In a lower place.

Twixt upper, nether and surrounding fires.

3. Belonging to the regions below.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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INN, n. [Heb. To dwell or to pitch a tent.]

1. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers. In America, it is often a tavern, where liquors are furnished for travelers and others.

There was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2.

2. In England, a college of municipal or common law professors and students; formerly, the town-house of a nobleman, bishop or other distinguished personage, in which he resided when he attended the court.

Inns of court, colleges in which students of law reside and are instructed. The principal are the Inner Temple, the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn.

Inns of chancery, colleges in which young students formerly began their law studies. These are now occupied chiefly by attorneys, solicitors, &c.

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