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ˈʌn dərˌwɜrldun·der·world

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underworldnoun

    the criminal class

  2. Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworldnoun

    (religion) the world of the dead

    "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis


  1. underworldnoun

    That part of society that is engaged in crime or vice.

  2. underworldnoun

    The world of the dead, located underneath the world of the living; the afterlife.

  3. Underworldnoun

    A name for the realm of ancestors in Heathenry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underworldnoun

    the lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth

  2. Underworldnoun

    the mythological place of departed souls; Hades

  3. Underworldnoun

    the portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes

  4. Underworldnoun

    the inferior part of mankind


  1. Underworld

    The underworld or netherworld is thought to be deep underground or beneath the surface of the world in most religions and mythologies. Typically it is a place where the souls of the recently departed go, an afterlife or a realm of the dead. Chthonic is the technical adjective for things of the underworld.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underworld in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underworld in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of underworld in a Sentence

  1. Marc Broude:

    Do dead people like music? I hope they listen to mine if they do, in their coffins, in the cold underworld, between the mind and the body in an insomniac wall of sleep.

  2. Edwin M. Schur:

    [When a victimless criminal] is treated as an enemy of society, he almost necessarily becomes one. Forced into criminal acts, immersed in underworld-related supply networks, and ever-conscious of the need to evade the police, his outlooks as well as behavior become more and more anti-social.

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  • podsvětíCzech
  • annwn, annwfnWelsh
  • underverdenDanish
  • Unterwelt, Halbwelt, VerbrecherweltGerman
  • τάρταρα, υπόκοσμος, άδηςGreek
  • infero, submondoEsperanto
  • inframundo, submundo, más allá, hampaSpanish
  • toonela, manala, allmaailm, allilmEstonian
  • tuonela, alamaailma, manalaFinnish
  • skuggaheimur, helheimur, undirheimur, brotsmannaheimur, brotsmannaverðFaroese
  • autre monde, pègre, au-delà, monde souterrainFrench
  • domhan thíosIrish
  • alvilágHungarian
  • undirheimarIcelandic
  • malavitaItalian
  • 黄泉, 暗黒街, 地獄, 下層Japanese
  • ក្រុមមនុស្សប្រព្រឹត្តិបទឧក្រិដ្ឋ, នរកKhmer
  • orcus, inferisLatin
  • underverdenNorwegian
  • schimmenrijk, dodenrijk, misdaadwereld, onderwereld, boevenwereldDutch
  • underNorwegian
  • zaświaty, mętPolish
  • abismo, submundoPortuguese
  • [[загробный]] [[мир]], дно, [[потусторонний]] [[мир]], преисподняя, [[преступный]] [[мир]], тот светRussian
  • podzemljeSerbo-Croatian
  • podsvetieSlovak
  • undre värld, dödsrike, undre världenSwedish

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    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
    • A. purse
    • B. odometer
    • C. empire
    • D. temptation

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