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.

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

How to pronounce underground?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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. Anton Salman:

    Bethlehem is going through a crisis, we think that the solution to this traffic is to build an underground passage between the two sides of the square.

  2. Martha Roby:

    At the end of the day, no military assets were ever moving toward Benghazi, but for the bravery of a few Americans and the unexpected response of Qaddafi’s underground militia … there would have been an even greater loss of life that night.

  3. Garrett Epps:

    It took an extra 20 years to do away with child labor, that's 20 years of children coughing their lungs out in textile mills or dragging wagons of coals underground instead of going to school because the court chose to distort the Constitution that way.

  4. Prince Ali:

    It is a bunker, three floors underground, and for me that is not the vision that one should have for that organization, there is a problem where minutes are not published. And even when they are received they are not accurate, in my opinion.

  5. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont:

    CORONAVIRUS : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW The governors said essential businesses like supermarkets and gas stations will be able to stay open after 8 p.m., though all non-essential businesses must close, including movie theaters and casinos. Restaurants will be able to offer take-out and delivery. A subway customer walks through an empty underground passage in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, March 16, 2020. ( AP Photo/John Minchillo) The steps mark the latest escalation of efforts to keep people apart in the New York metropolitan area, and an attempt to coordinate a response to the COVID-19 crisis. CORONAVIRUS IN THE US : STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWN Weve got to work through this together. The feds have been asleep at the switch.

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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