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Nethermost

[NEH-thər-mohst]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: English, 14th century

1.

Lowest in position.

Examples of Nethermost in a sentence

"We had a hard time finding our car on the nethermost parking level at the stadium."

"Helen almost missed the macadamia nuts, because they were on the nethermost shelf of the baking section."

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About Nethermost

“Nethermost” was formed in English by combining “nether,” meaning “under” or “lower,” and the suffix “-most,” meaning “furthest.”

Did you Know?

The nethermost point on Earth is Challenger Deep, located nearly 7 miles below sea level at the bottom of Marianas Trench in the Pacific Ocean near Guam. If Marianas Trench were inverted, and it became a mountain almost 36,000 feet in height, and its uppermost points would be significantly taller than any of the highest mountains on earth — Mount Everest is approximately 29,000 feet tall, while K2 is over 28,000 feet. The lowest points of Marianas Trench are fascinating to humans perhaps because they are so unknown: Only three people have reached the nethermost areas of Challenger Deep by submarine, compared with about 4,000 people who have reached the uppermost point of Mount Everest.

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