What does underground mean?

Definitions for underground
ˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; -ˌgraʊndun·der·ground

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underground, resistancenoun

    a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

  2. metro, tube, underground, subway system, subwayadjective

    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, undergroundadjective

    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, undergroundadverb

    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. undergroundadverb

    in or into hiding or secret operation

    "the organization was driven underground"

  6. undergroundadverb

    beneath the surface of the earth

    "water flowing underground"

Wiktionary

  1. undergroundnoun

    An underground railway.

  2. undergroundnoun

    A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.

  3. undergroundnoun

    A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.

  4. undergroundverb

    To route electricity distribution cables underground

  5. undergroundadverb

    Below the ground.

    The tunnel goes underground at this point.

  6. undergroundadverb

    Secretly.

  7. undergroundadjective

    Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.

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

  8. undergroundadjective

    Hidden, furtive, secretive.

    These criminals operate through an underground network.

  9. undergroundadjective

    Of music, art, etc, outside the mainstream.

  10. Undergroundnoun

    The London Underground.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Undergroundnoun

    Subterraneous space.

    Etymology: under and ground.

    They have promised to shew your highness
    A spirit rais’d from depth of underground. William Shakespeare.

    Wash’d by streams
    From underground, the liquid ore he drains
    Into fit molds prepared. John Milton, Par. Lost.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undergroundnoun

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

  2. Undergroundadjective

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

  3. Undergroundadjective

    done or occurring out of sight; secret

  4. Undergroundadverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Underground

    un′dėr-grownd, adj. under the surface of the ground.—n. that which is underground.—v.t. to place underground.—adv. Underground′, beneath the surface of the earth.

Rap Dictionary

  1. undergroundadjective

    Non-mainstream. Usually refers to music, especially from unsigned artists. "Underground since the Fu-Schnickens..." -- Obie Trice (Obie Trice Skit)

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underground in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underground in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of underground in a Sentence

  1. Michael Akam:

    Strigamia live underground and have no eyes, so it's not surprising that many of the genes for light receptors are missing, but they behave as if they are hiding from the light. They must have some alternative way of detecting when they are exposed.

  2. Margaret Harris:

    When you close borders... two things happen: first you get panic, people see this as a signal to start panicking, second, people who do have symptoms go underground ... so we are even less likely to detect where this virus is moving.

  3. Natalia Polukhina:

    It seems very strange to me to interpret this building as a water tank. In the same fortress of Naryn-Kala, there is an equal underground structure of 10 meters depth, and it really is a tank. This is just a rectangular building. The unusual building, in which we have put our detectors, has the shape of a cross, oriented strictly to the sides of the world, one side is 2 meters longer than the others, as the archaeologists who began excavations say, during construction, the building was entirely on the surface and it stands on the highest point of the Naryn-Kala. What is the sense to put the tank on the surface, and even on the highest mountain? It is strange. Currently, there are more questions than answers.

  4. Walton Naezon:

    The balance is the second phase to be approved, which includes things like underground work, china Rail will bring their own machines. They will employ 70% local labor and the rest will be their own staff.

  5. Cecil Roberts:

    Those candidates that are willing to go underground will have an opportunity to talk to coal miners in the place they work and understand what they do.

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Translations for underground

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  • subterraniCatalan, Valencian
  • podzemníCzech
  • underjordiskDanish
  • heimlich, geheim, unterirdisch, Untergrundorganisation, UntergrundGerman
  • υπόγεια, μυστικός, λαθραίος, υπόγειοςGreek
  • subteraEsperanto
  • subterráneo, organización clandestina, movimiento clandestinoSpanish
  • vastarintaliike, underground, maanalainenFinnish
  • clandestin, résistance, organisation clandestine, mouvement d'avant-garde, souterrain, underground, mouvement clandestinFrench
  • baixo terraGalician
  • भूमिगतHindi
  • ընդհատակArmenian
  • bawah tanahIndonesian
  • neðanjarðarIcelandic
  • organizzazione clandestina, clandestino, resistenza, sottoterra, underground, movimento clandestino, sotterraneoItalian
  • 地下, 秘密, アングラ, 不法Japanese
  • sub terraLatin
  • андерграунд, потаен, подземен, подземјеMacedonian
  • ondergrondsDutch
  • under jordenNorwegian
  • łeeyiʼNavajo, Navaho
  • podziemie, ruch oporu, podziemnyPolish
  • submundo, subterrâneo, secreto, clandestino, resistênciaPortuguese
  • organizație clandestină, mișcare clandestină, subteranRomanian
  • андеграунд, подпольный, подполье, андерграунд, подземныйRussian
  • podzeman, potajno, podzemno, prikrivenoSerbo-Croatian
  • underjordiskSwedish
  • підпілляUkrainian
  • אונטערגרונטYiddish

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