Definitions for undergroundˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; -ˌgraʊnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•groundˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; -ˌgraʊnd(adv.; adj., n.)

  1. beneath the surface of the ground.

  2. in concealment or secrecy; not openly.

  3. (adj.)existing, situated, or operating beneath the surface of the ground.

  4. hidden or secret; not open.

  5. published or produced by political or social radicals:

    an underground newspaper.

  6. avant-garde; experimental.

  7. (n.)the place or region beneath the surface of the ground.

  8. a secret organization fighting the established government or occupation forces.

    Category: Government

  9. (often cap.) a group existing outside the establishment.

    Category: Government

  10. Brit. a subway system.

    Category: Transportation, British

Origin of underground:

1565–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underground, resistance(noun)

    a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

  2. metro, tube, underground, subway system, subway(adj)

    an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)

    "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"

  3. belowground, underground(adj)

    under the level of the ground

    "belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns"

  4. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adverb)

    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"

  5. underground(adverb)

    in or into hiding or secret operation

    "the organization was driven underground"

  6. underground(adverb)

    beneath the surface of the earth

    "water flowing underground"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. underground(adjective)ˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; adj., n. -ˌgraʊnd

    located under the ground

    an underground storage area; to tunnel underground

Wiktionary

  1. underground(Noun)

    An underground railway.

  2. underground(Noun)

    A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.

  3. underground(Noun)

    A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.

  4. underground(Verb)

    To route electricity distribution cables underground

  5. underground(Adverb)

    Below the ground.

    The tunnel goes underground at this point.

  6. underground(Adverb)

    Secretly.

  7. underground(Adjective)

    Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.

    There is an underground tunnel that takes you across the river.

  8. underground(Adjective)

    Hidden, furtive, secretive.

    These criminals operate through an underground network.

  9. underground(Adjective)

    Of music, art, etc, outside the mainstream.

  10. Underground(ProperNoun)

    The London Underground.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underground(noun)

    the place or space beneath the surface of the ground; subterranean space

  2. Underground(adj)

    being below the surface of the ground; as, an underground story or apartment

  3. Underground(adj)

    done or occurring out of sight; secret

  4. Underground(adverb)

    beneath the surface of the earth

Freebase

  1. Underground

    Underground is a 1995 award-winning film directed by Emir Kusturica with a screenplay by Dušan Kovačević. It is also known by the subtitle Once Upon a Time There Was a Country, which was the title of the 5-hour mini-series shown on Serbian RTS television. The film uses the epic story of two friends to portray and satirize Yugoslav history from the beginning of World War II until the beginning of Yugoslav Wars. The film was an international co-production with companies from FR Yugoslavia, France, Germany and Hungary. The theatrical version is 163 minutes long. In interviews, Kusturica stated that his original version ran for over 320 minutes, and that he was forced to cut it by co-producers.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'underground' in Adjectives Frequency: #962


Translations for underground

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

underground(adverb)

(to a position) under the surface of the ground

Rabbits live underground.

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