Definitions for underground
ˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; -ˌgraʊndun·der·ground
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word underground.
a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
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'"
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, 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"
in or into hiding or secret operation
"the organization was driven underground"
beneath the surface of the earth
"water flowing 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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Underground is a song from Ben Folds Five's 1995 self-titled debut album. It was written by Ben Folds. The song is about geeks and social outcasts looking for solace in numbers in underground music and art scenes. It peaked at #37 on the UK Singles Chart. The track was #3 for the year of 1996 on Australia's Triple J Hottest 100.
Underground typically refers to a location or movement beneath the surface of the ground. It can pertain to actual physical structures like tunnels, mine shafts or subways, or metaphorically to clandestine, secret or rebellious activities that operate out of the public eye, often countering mainstream or established systems. This term can also refer to a group of people who resist political convention or the cultural norm.
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
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
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.
Non-mainstream. Usually refers to music, especially from unsigned artists. "Underground since the Fu-Schnickens..." -- Obie Trice (Obie Trice Skit)
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'underground' in Adjectives Frequency: #962
The numerical value of underground in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of underground in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
When your dreams tire, they go underground and out of kindness that's where they stay.
In the coal sector, the mining is underground and the Mafia is underground. In the education sector,it is the other way round.
The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
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.
I believe we're going to have to put considerably more of the transmission lines underground because otherwise more people will oppose the lines, i believe we need a willingness, in particular the financial willingness, to put more cables underground. The technology for that has improved considerably in recent years.
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- subterraniCatalan, Valencian
- heimlich, geheim, unterirdisch, Untergrundorganisation, UntergrundGerman
- υπόγεια, μυστικός, λαθραίος, υπόγειοςGreek
- subterráneo, organización clandestina, movimiento clandestinoSpanish
- vastarintaliike, underground, maanalainenFinnish
- clandestin, résistance, organisation clandestine, mouvement d'avant-garde, souterrain, underground, mouvement clandestinFrench
- baixo terraGalician
- bawah tanahIndonesian
- 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
- 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
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