adjective & adverb
- 1Situated, occurring, or done beneath the surface of the water: [as adjective]: there are underwater volcanoes in the region [as adverb]: they learn to navigate underwater at nightMore example sentences
- We clambered out of the water after some serious underwater rock climbing.
- Well, in a landscape so void of life above water, the underwater contrast is huge.
- And if you go in for underwater photography, take three times as much film as you think you need.
- 2 [adjective] chiefly US (Of a loan) having a balance that exceeds the current market value of the loan: an epidemic of underwater mortgagesMore example sentences
- As many as one in six homeowners are currently what's known as underwater.
- Do you know that in Nevada 70 percent of the home mortgages are underwater?
- "We know lots of mortgage loans are underwater," he says, describing the situation where the value of collateral has fallen below the principal balance of a loan.