from The Century Dictionary.

  • To support; endure. To line; make or put in a background for.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To support; to endure.
  • transitive verb obsolete To line; to guard; to face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To support, endure.
  • verb of cloth To line, guard or face a material, especially cloth.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English underberen ("to support"), from Old English underberan ("to support, endure"), equivalent to under- + beran ("to bear"). More at under-, bear.


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