Definitions for underwayˈʌn dərˌweɪ, -ˈweɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
un•der•wayˈʌn dərˌweɪ, -ˈweɪ(adj.)
occurring while under way.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(of a ship) no longer in port or at anchor; moving.
Origin of underway:
currently in progress
"there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
underway(adjective)ˈʌn dərˌweɪ, -ˈweɪ
having already started
The party was well underway when we arrived.
a road, track, path, or street for going under another way or obstacle
an underground passage, tunnel
a voyage, especially underwater
(computer science) subroutine
in motion, in progress; being done or carried out