Underworld

Un"der*world`

(?), n. 1. The lower of inferior world; the world which is under the heavens; the earth.
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That overspreads (with such a reverence)
This underworld.
Daniel.
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2. The mythological place of departed souls; Hades.
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3. The portion of the world which is below the horizon; the opposite side of the world; the antipodes. [R.]
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Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail,
That brings our friends up from the underworld.
Tennyson.
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4. The inferior part of mankind. [R.] Atterbury.
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