Definitions for undergroundˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; -ˌgraʊnd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•groundˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; -ˌgraʊnd(adv.; adj., n.)
beneath the surface of the ground.
in concealment or secrecy; not openly.
(adj.)existing, situated, or operating beneath the surface of the ground.
hidden or secret; not open.
published or produced by political or social radicals:
an underground newspaper.
(n.)the place or region beneath the surface of the ground.
a secret organization fighting the established government or occupation forces.
(often cap.) a group existing outside the establishment.
Brit. a subway system.
Category: Transportation, British
Origin of underground:
a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
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'"
under the level of the ground
"belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns"
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"
in or into hiding or secret operation
"the organization was driven underground"
beneath the surface of the earth
"water flowing underground"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
underground(adjective)ˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; adj., n. -ˌgraʊnd
located under the ground
an underground storage area; to tunnel underground
An underground railway.
A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.
A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.
To route electricity distribution cables underground
Below the ground.
The tunnel goes underground at this point.
Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.
There is an underground tunnel that takes you across the river.
Hidden, furtive, secretive.
These criminals operate through an underground network.
Of music, art, etc, outside the mainstream.
The London Underground.
the place or space beneath the surface of the ground; subterranean space
being below the surface of the ground; as, an underground story or apartment
done or occurring out of sight; secret
beneath the surface of the earth
Translations for underground
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(to a position) under the surface of the ground
Rabbits live underground.
- تَحْت الأرْضArabic
- под земятаBulgarian
- sob o chãoPortuguese (BR)
- pod zemíCzech
- under jordenDanish
- κάτω από τη γηGreek
- bajo tierraSpanish
- maa allEstonian
- در زیر زمینFarsi
- maan allaFinnish
- sous (la) terreFrench
- מִתַחַת לַקַרקעHebrew
- ispod zemljeCroatian
- föld alattHungarian
- di bawah tanahIndonesian
- pazemē; zem zemesLatvian
- bawah tanahMalay
- under jordaNorwegian
- pod ziemiąPolish
- در زیر زمینPersian
- دځمكې لاندې، په پټهPashto
- debaixo do chãoPortuguese
- sub pământRomanian
- под землёйRussian
- pod zemouSlovak
- pod zemljoSlovenian
- pod zemljomSerbian
- under jorden (marken)Swedish
- yer altındaTurkish
- 在地下Chinese (Trad.)
- під землеюUkrainian
- زير زمينUrdu
- dưới mặt đấtVietnamese
- 在地下Chinese (Simp.)
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