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un·der·ground

 (ŭn′dər-ground′)
adj.
1. Situated, occurring, or operating below the surface of the earth: underground caverns; underground missile sites.
2.
a. Hidden or concealed; clandestine: underground resistance to the tyrant.
b. Of or relating to an organization involved in secret or illegal activity: underground trade in weapons.
3. Of or relating to an avant-garde movement or its films, publications, and art, usually privately produced and of special appeal and often concerned with social or artistic experiment.
n.
1. A clandestine, often nationalist, organization fostering or planning hostile activities against, or the overthrow of, a government in power, such as an occupying military government: "an underground of dissident intellectuals" (Kenneth L. Woodward).
2. Chiefly British A subway system.
3. An avant-garde movement or publication.
adv. (ŭn′dər-ground′)
1. Below the surface of the earth.
2. In secret; stealthily.
tr.v. un·der·ground·ed, un·der·ground·ing, un·der·grounds
To situate under the ground: workers undergrounding telephone lines.

underground

adj
1. occurring, situated, or used below ground level: an underground tunnel; an underground explosion.
2. secret; hidden: underground activities.
adv
3. going below ground level: the tunnel led underground.
4. into hiding or secrecy: the group was driven underground.
n
5. a space or region below ground level
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a movement dedicated to overthrowing a government or occupation forces, as in the European countries occupied by the German army in World War II
b. (as modifier): an underground group.
7. (Railways) the underground an electric passenger railway operated in underground tunnels. US and Canadian equivalent: subway
8. (Art Terms) (usually preceded by the)
a. any avant-garde, experimental, or subversive movement in popular art, films, music, etc
b. (as modifier): the underground press; underground music.

un•der•ground

(adv. ˈʌn dərˈgraʊnd; adj., n. -ˌgraʊnd)

adv.
1. beneath the surface of the ground.
2. in concealment or secrecy; not openly.
adj.
3. existing, situated, or operating beneath the surface of the ground.
4. hidden or secret; not open.
5. published or produced by political or social radicals: an underground newspaper.
6. avant-garde; experimental.
n.
7. the place or region beneath the surface of the ground.
8. a secret organization fighting the established government or occupation forces.
9. (often cap.) a group existing outside the establishment.
10. Brit. a subway system.
[1565–75]

subway

undergroundmetro
1. 'subway'

A subway is a path for pedestrians under a busy road.

You feel worried if you walk through a subway.

In some American cities, the subway is a railway system in which electric trains travel below the ground in tunnels. In other cities this is called the metro.

I don't ride the subway at night.
You can take the metro to the Smithsonian museums.
2. 'underground'

Some speakers of British English also use subway to refer to a British railway system like this, but the London and Glasgow systems are usually called the underground. The London system is also called the tube.

He crossed London by underground.
You can take the tube to Green Park and then walk.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.underground - a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation forceunderground - a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
revolutionary group - a political unit organized to promote revolution
Maquis - the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
2.underground - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city)underground - an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
railroad, railroad line, railway, railway line, railway system - line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
Adj.1.underground - under the level of the groundunderground - under the level of the ground; "belowground storage areas"; "underground caverns"
subsurface - beneath the surface; "subsurface materials of the moon"
2.underground - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methodsunderground - conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
Adv.1.underground - in or into hiding or secret operationunderground - in or into hiding or secret operation; "the organization was driven underground"
2.underground - beneath the surface of the earthunderground - beneath the surface of the earth; "water flowing underground"

underground

adverb
1. below ground, in the earth, under the earth, below the surface Solid low-level waste will be disposed of deep underground.
2. in hiding, behind closed doors, in secrecy, undercover, out of sight, in seclusion Opposition leaders are working underground.
adjective
1. subterranean, basement, lower-level, sunken, covered, buried, below the surface, below ground, subterrestrial a run-down shopping area with an underground car park
3. avant-garde, alternative, experimental, innovative, ground-breaking a film about the underground music scene in Los Angeles
the underground
4. the tube (Brit.), the subway, the metro The underground is ideal for getting to work in Milan.
5. the Resistance, partisans, freedom fighters, the Maquis US dollars were smuggled into the country to aid the underground.

underground

adjective
Located or operating beneath the earth's surface:
noun
A clandestine organization of freedom fighters in an oppressed land:
Translations
تَحْت الأرْضتـَحْتَ سَطْحُ الَأرْضسِرِّي، في الخَفاءسِكَّةٌ حَدِيديَّةٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْضسِكَّة حَديد تَحْت الأرْض
metropod zemípodzemív podzemído podzemí
metrounder jordenundergrundundergrundsbaneunderjordisk
maan allamaanalainenmaanalainen järjestöundergroundvastarintaliike
podzemna željeznicapodzemno
föld alattillegalitásba
í felurneîanjarîarneîanjarîar-neîanjarîarlest
地下に地下運動
지하 운동지하에
po žemepogrindinis
metropazemēpazemes-slēptuvēzem zemes
do podzemiapod zemoupodzemný
ilegalailegalenpodzemska železnicapodzemski
tunnelbanaunder jorden
ใต้ดินรถไฟใต้ดิน
gizli bir yeremetroyer altıyer altındayeraltı harekatı
dưới mặt đấttàu điện ngầm

underground

[ˈʌndəgraʊnd]
A. ADJ
1. [building, cave, mine] → subterráneo
an underground car parkun parking subterráneo
2. (fig) [newspaper, movement] → clandestino
3. (= alternative) [film, magazine, artist, culture] → underground inv
B. ADV
1. (= under the ground) → bajo tierra
moles live undergroundlos topos viven bajo tierra
it's six feet undergroundestá a seis pies bajo tierra
2. (fig) (= into hiding) to go underground (= hide) → esconderse (Pol) → pasar a la clandestinidad
C. N
1. (Brit) (= railway) → metro m, subterráneo m (Arg), subte m (Arg)
2. (Mil) → resistencia f clandestina (Pol) → movimiento m clandestino (Art) → arte m marginal or underground

underground

[ˌʌndərˈgraʊnd]
adj
(= below ground) [pipes, tunnel, passage, caves] → souterrain(e)
an underground car park → un parking souterrain
(= secret) [movement, organization, activity, press] → clandestin(e)
adv
(= below ground) [live, bury, dig] → sous terre; [work, mine] → au fond
Moles live underground → Les taupes vivent sous terre.
to be buried underground → être enfoui(e) sous terre
deep underground → à de grandes profondeurs
(= in secret) → dans la clandestinité
to go underground → entrer dans la clandestinité
[ˈʌndərgraʊnd] n
(British) (= railway system) → métro m
Is there an underground in Lille? → Est-ce qu'il y a un métro à Lille?
by underground → en métro
(POLITICS) the underground → les organisations fpl clandestines, Nous combattions aux côtés des organisations clandestines contre le régime militaire.
modif (British) [station, train] → de métro; [system] → de transports souterrains

underground

adj
explosion, lake, cave, passageunterirdisch; underground cableErdkabel nt; underground miningUntertagebau m; underground railway (Brit) or railroad (US) → Untergrundbahn f; underground lineU-Bahn-Linie f
(fig: = secret) → Untergrund-; underground movementUntergrundbewegung f; underground activitiesUntergrundtätigkeit f
(= alternative)Underground-; underground magazineUnderground-Magazin nt
adv
unterirdisch; (Min) → unter Tage; 3 m underground3 m unter der Erde
(fig) to go undergrounduntertauchen
n
(Brit Rail) → U-Bahn f, → Untergrundbahn f
(= movement)Untergrundbewegung f; (= subculture)Underground m

underground

(Brit Rail):
underground station
nU-Bahnhof m
underground system
nU-Bahn-Netz nt
underground train
nU-Bahn-Zug m

underground

[adj ˈʌndəˌgraʊnd; adv ˌʌndəˈgraʊnd]
1. adj (passage, cave, railway) → sotterraneo/a (fig) (political movement, press) → clandestino/a (Art, Cine) → underground inv
2. advsottoterra (fig) → clandestinamente
to go underground (fig) → entrare in clandestinità
3. n
a. (Brit) (Rail) the Undergroundla metropolitana
to go by underground or on the underground → andare in or con la metropolitana
b. (Mil, Pol) the undergroundil movimento clandestino, la resistenza (Art) → la controcultura, l'underground m

underground

(andəˈgraund) adjective
below the surface of the ground. underground railways; underground streams.
adverb
1. (to a position) under the surface of the ground. Rabbits live underground.
2. into hiding. He will go underground if the police start looking for him.
(ˈandəgraund) noun
(American ˈsubway) an underground railway. She hates travelling by/on the underground.

underground

تـَحْتَ سَطْحُ الَأرْض, سِكَّةٌ حَدِيديَّةٌ تـَحْتَ الَأرْض metro, v podzemí under jorden, undergrund Untergrundbewegung, unterirdisch υπόγειος σιδηρόδρομος, υπογείως bajo tierra, metro, subterráneo maan alla, maanalainen järjestö métro, sous terre podzemna željeznica, podzemno metropolitana, sottoterra 地下に, 地下運動 지하 운동, 지하에 metro, ondergronds undergrunn, undergrunns- metro, tajnie subterrâneo метрополитен, подземный tunnelbana, under jorden ใต้ดิน, รถไฟใต้ดิน yeraltı harekatı, yerin altında dưới mặt đất, tàu điện ngầm 在地下, 地铁
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I think he is very much afraid this young Beecher will not only be first on the site of the underground city, but that he may be the first to discover the idol of gold.
Sometimes I rode north to the big prairie-dog town to watch the brown earth-owls fly home in the late afternoon and go down to their nests underground with the dogs.
I want men for hard work--it's all underground, digging tunnels for telephones.
I know the way of all of 'em,--they makes tracks for the underground.
I was dazed, stupefied; I had no command over myself, I only wandered purposely about, like one out of his mind; so the soldiers took hold of me, and pulled me along with them, out of the cell and along the maze of underground corridors, and finally into the fierce glare of daylight and the upper world.
I only wish us never to be parted: and should a word of mine distress you hereafter, think I feel the same distress underground, and for my own sake, forgive me
If you don't trouble 'em, most of 'em'll work away underground for a lifetime an' spread out an' have little 'uns.
Then the strong-rooms underground, at Tellson's, with such of their valuable stores and secrets as were known to the passenger (and it was not a little that he knew about them), opened before him, and he went in among them with the great keys and the feebly-burning candle, and found them safe, and strong, and sound, and still, just as he had last seen them.
I did and I shouted, but they were too fast for me and disappeared in the darkness of the underground gallery.
The domed roof had half fallen in and blocked up the underground passage from the palace by which the queens used to enter.
I tried to turn his thoughts, and presented to him the most beautiful princesses, but he cared for none of them, and, as you see, they have now been united by a horrible death in an underground tomb.
He therefore went to the royal castle, obtained an audience of the Princess, and told her about the strange things he bad seen in the underground palace.

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