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, 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"

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.

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. underground(adjective)

    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. Germany Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    What's not going to happen is to follow a 'not-in-my-back yard' principle, that won't work. We'll try to use existing routes and underground cables. What we can't do is to move routes to Hesse and Baden-Wuerttenberg.

  2. Ben Stillwell:

    If the downspout runs underground, remove it from the pipe as needed.

  3. Francis Lawrence:

    It was actually quite difficult to find environments that felt like they were underground, that didn't have a lot of doors, that didn't have a lot of windows and a lot of vents and things like that, and this felt like it could be underground with the supports and the vaults and all of that.

  4. Pierre Vendassi:

    Now the message is clear : either accept state control, monitoring and restrictions, or face state hostility, for the Christian activities, the purpose is to get house churches and Chinese Catholic underground church back under control.

  5. Peter Houde:

    They simply break into small bits as they weather out of the sediment before they are found. The preservation of ours is truly unusual, but a great deal of that may be due to the fact that we were able to locate them while they were still deep underground.

Images & Illustrations of underground

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Translations for underground

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  • subterraniCatalan, Valencian
  • podzemníCzech
  • Untergrundorganisation, Untergrund, unterirdisch, geheim, heimlichGerman
  • υπόγεια, υπόγειος, λαθραίος, μυστικόςGreek
  • subteraEsperanto
  • movimiento clandestino, subterráneo, organización clandestinaSpanish
  • vastarintaliike, maanalainen, undergroundFinnish
  • mouvement d'avant-garde, clandestin, mouvement clandestin, résistance, organisation clandestine, souterrain, undergroundFrench
  • baixo terraGalician
  • भूमिगतHindi
  • ընդհատակArmenian
  • bawah tanahIndonesian
  • neðanjarðarIcelandic
  • resistenza, sotterraneo, movimento clandestino, organizzazione clandestina, clandestino, underground, sottoterraItalian
  • 秘密, 不法, アングラ, 地下Japanese
  • андерграунд, потаен, подземје, подземенMacedonian
  • ondergrondsDutch
  • łeeyiʼNavajo, Navaho
  • ruch oporu, podziemny, podziemiePolish
  • clandestino, resistência, subterrâneo, secreto, submundoPortuguese
  • mișcare clandestină, subteran, organizație clandestinăRomanian
  • подпольный, подполье, подземный, андеграунд, андерграундRussian
  • prikriveno, potajno, podzemno, podzemanSerbo-Croatian
  • underjordiskSwedish
  • אונטערגרונטYiddish

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