underline

[v. uhn-der-lahyn, uhn-der-lahyn; n. uhn-der-lahyn]
verb (used with object), underlined, underlining.
1.
to mark with a line or lines underneath; underscore.
2.
to indicate the importance of; emphasize, as by stressing or italicizing.
noun
3.
Printing. a caption under an illustration.
4.
a line drawn under something; an underscore.

Origin:
1715–25; under- + line1

underlining, underlineation [uhn-der-lin-ee-ey-shuhn] , noun
underliner, noun
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underline
 
vb
1.  to put a line under
2.  to state forcibly; emphasize or reinforce
 
n
3.  a line underneath, esp under written matter

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underline
1721, from under + line (v.). Cf. Du. onderlijnen. The noun is attested from 1888.
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Example sentences for underlined
The square dance calls are underlined all the rest is patter.
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