What does underworld mean?

Definitions for underworldˈʌn dərˌwɜrld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word underworld.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underworld(noun)

    the criminal class

  2. Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld(noun)

    (religion) the world of the dead

    "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis


  1. underworld(Noun)

    That part of society that is engaged in crime or vice.

  2. underworld(Noun)

    The world of the dead, located underneath the world of the living; the afterlife.

  3. Underworld(Noun)

    A name for the realm of ancestors in Heathenry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underworld(noun)

    the lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth

  2. Underworld(noun)

    the mythological place of departed souls; Hades

  3. Underworld(noun)

    the portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes

  4. Underworld(noun)

    the inferior part of mankind


  1. Underworld

    The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the recently departed go, an afterlife or a realm of the dead. Chthonic is the technical adjective for things of the underworld.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underworld in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underworld in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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Translations for underworld

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • podsvětíCzech
  • annwn, annwfnWelsh
  • underverdenDanish
  • Unterwelt, Halbwelt, VerbrecherweltGerman
  • τάρταρα, υπόκοσμος, άδηςGreek
  • infero, submondoEsperanto
  • inframundo, submundo, más allá, hampaSpanish
  • toonela, manala, allmaailm, allilmEstonian
  • tuonela, alamaailma, manalaFinnish
  • skuggaheimur, helheimur, undirheimur, brotsmannaheimur, brotsmannaverðFaroese
  • autre monde, pègre, au-delàFrench
  • domhan thíosIrish
  • alvilágHungarian
  • undirheimarIcelandic
  • malavitaItalian
  • 黄泉, 暗黒街, 地獄, 下層Japanese
  • ក្រុមមនុស្សប្រព្រឹត្តិបទឧក្រិដ្ឋ, នរកKhmer
  • orcusLatin
  • underverdenNorwegian
  • schimmenrijk, dodenrijk, misdaadwereld, onderwereld, boevenwereldDutch
  • zaświatyPolish
  • abismo, submundoPortuguese
  • [[загробный]] [[мир]], дно, [[потусторонний]] [[мир]], преисподняя, [[преступный]] [[мир]], тот светRussian
  • podzemljeSerbo-Croatian
  • podsvetieSlovak
  • undre värld, dödsrikeSwedish

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