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Meaning of UNDERWORLD

Pronunciation:  'undu`wurld

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the criminal class
  2. [n]  (in various religions) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to hell when he died"
 

UNDERWORLD is a 10 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: Hades, Hel, Hell, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol
 
 See Also: Acheron, class, Cocytus, gangdom, gangland, imaginary place, Lethe, organized crime, racketeer, River Acheron, River Cocytus, River Lethe, River Styx, social class, socio-economic class, Styx

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un"der*world`\, n.
1. The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the
   heavens; the earth.

         That overspreads (with such a reverence) This
         underworld.                           --Daniel.

2. The mythological place of departed souls; Hades.

3. The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the
   opposite side of the world; the antipodes. [R.]

         Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail, That
         brings our friends up from the underworld.
                                               --Tennyson.

4. The inferior part of mankind. [R.] --Atterbury.

 

 

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