2. [syn: Hell, Hades, infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. --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.
4. The inferior part of mankind. [R.] --Atterbury.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the criminal class
2: (religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with
all his immense wealth"-Theognis [syn: Hell, Hades,
infernal region, netherworld, Scheol, underworld]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "underworld":
Abaddon, Black Hand, Cosa Nostra, Dis, Gehenna, Hades, Hell,
Naraka, Orcus, Pandemonium, Sheol, Tophet, abyss, avichi,
bottomless pit, bowels, criminals, deep space, deeps, depths,
gangdom, gangland, gaping depths, hades, hell, infernal pit,
infernal regions, inferno, jahannan, limbo, lower world,
nether world, netherworld, organized crime, outer space, perdition,
place of torment, purgatory, shades below, the Mafia, the abyss,
the bottomless pit, the grave, the mob, the pit, the rackets,
the syndicate, the underworld, unfathomed deeps, unknown depths