HyperDic: underground

English > 6 senses of the word underground:
ADVERBallundergroundin or into hiding or secret operation
allundergroundbeneath the surface of the earth
ADJECTIVEallunderground, belowgroundunder the level of the ground
allunderground, clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercoverconducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods
NOUNgroupunderground, resistancea secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
artifactunderground, metro, tube, subway system, subwayan electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)
underground > pronunciation
Soundsah'ndergraw.nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > underground: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUnder the level of the ground.
Example "underground caverns"
Synonymbelowground
BroadersubsurfaceBeneath the surface
Spanishsubterráneo
Catalansubterrani
English > underground: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods.
Example "underground resistance"
Synonymsclandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover
BroadercovertSecret or hidden / hidden
Spanishclandestina, clandestino, encubierto, escondido, oculto, secreto
Catalanamagat, clandestí, encobert, ocult, secret
Nounsundergrounda secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
English > underground: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force.
Synonymresistance
NarrowerMaquisThe French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
Broaderrevolutionary groupA political unit organized to promote revolution
Spanishresistencia
Catalanresistència
Adjectivesundergroundconducted with or marked by hidden / hidden aims or methods
English > underground: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city).
Example"in Paris the subway system is called the 'metro' and in London it is called the 'tube' or the 'underground'"
Synonymsmetro, tube, subway system, subway
Broaderrailway, railroad, railroad line, railway line, railway systemline that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
Spanishmetrô, metro, metropolitano, subte, tren subterráneo
Catalanmetro, metropolità
English > underground: 6 senses > adverb 1
MeaningIn or into hiding or secret operation.
Example"the organization was driven underground"
English > underground: 6 senses > adverb 2
MeaningBeneath the surface of the earth.
Example"water flowing underground"

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