What does underway mean?

Definitions for underwayˈʌn dərˌweɪ, -ˈweɪ

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. afoot(p), underway(adj)

    currently in progress

    "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway"


  1. underway(Noun)

    a road, track, path, or street for going under another way or obstacle

  2. underway(Noun)

    an underground passage, tunnel

  3. underway(Noun)

    a voyage, especially underwater

  4. underway(Noun)

    (computer science) subroutine

  5. underway(Adverb)

    in motion, in progress; being done or carried out


  1. Underway

    Underway, or Under Way is a nautical term describing the state of a vessel. A vessel is said to be underway if it meets the following criteria: ⁕It is not aground ⁕It is not at anchor ⁕It has not been made fast to a dock, the shore, or other stationary object. If a vessel is adrift and not being propelled by any instrument or device, it is said to be underway, not making way. The concept of whether a vessel is or is not underway has important legal ramifications. For example, in many jurisdictions a child must be wearing a personal flotation device at the time the vessel is underway.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underway in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ciwan Ibrahim:

    These efforts are still underway.

  2. Cindy Govender:

    Investigations are currently underway.

  3. Patti Miller:

    There are active negotiations underway.

  4. Katherine Carter:

    The investigation is just getting underway.

  5. Executive Chairman:

    We've got a strategic review underway at the moment.

Images & Illustrations of underway

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Translations for underway

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • im Gange, unterwegsGerman
  • aliohjelma, tekeillä, käynnissä, alikulku, matka, työn alla, liikkeellä, tulossaFinnish
  • en coursFrench
  • 進行Japanese
  • вестись, в процессе, в движенииRussian

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