Underground

Definition of Underground

Un´der`ground`
n.1.The place or space beneath the surface of the ground; subterranean space.
A spirit raised from depth of underground.
- Shak.
2.a subway or subway system, especially in the United Kingdom.
3.a secret organization opposed to the prevailing government; as, the French underground during the Nazi occupation.
4.a group or movement holding unorthodox views in an environment where conventional ideas dominate, as in artistic circles.
a.1.Being below the surface of the ground; as, an underground story or apartment.
2.Done or occurring out of sight; secret.
Underground railroad
See under Railroad.
adv.1.Beneath the surface of the earth.

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