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Definition of Underworld

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criminal domain, organized crime; hell, netherworld, Hades; (Religion) of or pertaining tot the world of the dead; world existing beneath (for example beneath the surface of the sea)
Underworld Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes.
  
(n.)
The mythological place of departed souls; Hades.
  
(n.)
The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth.
  
(n.)
The inferior part of mankind.
  
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underworld
\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.
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.
4. the inferior part of mankind. [r.]
underworld
n
1. (in various religions) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to hell when he died" [syn: hel, hell, hades, infernal region, netherworld, scheol]


2. the criminal class

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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the criminal class
(hypernym) class, social class, socio-economic class
(member-meronym) organized crime, gangland, gangdom
2. (religion) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to hell when he died"
(synonym) Hel, Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol
(hypernym) imaginary place, mythical place
(part-meronym) Acheron, River Acheron
(classification) religion, faith, religious belief
Underworld Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The underworld or netherworld is an otherworld 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 departed go, an afterlife or a realm of the dead. Chthonic is the technical adjective for things of the underworld.

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Underworld Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Underworld Classical mythology divides the universe into the heavens, the earth, and the underworld, each presided over by its particular deity. The underworld was the nether pole of the cosmic hierarchy, great or small, and hence the land of shadows, synonymous with Dis, Hades, Pluto, Orcus, Limbo, Tartarus, Amenti, Atala, She'ol, etc. The underworld for human beings may be the lower ranges of kama-loka, the region of the shades; the mystical pit or Planet of Death; or all the ranges, in a generalizing sense, of the cosmic planes beneath the solar plane on which our earth is located.