netherworld


neth·er·world

noun \-ˌwərld\

the netherworld : the world of the dead

: a place unknown to most people where secret and often illegal things are done

Full Definition of NETHERWORLD

1
:  the world of the dead
2
:  underworld 4 <the netherworld of deceit … and espionage — R. M. Nixon>
3
:  no-man's-land 2 <lost in a bureaucratic netherworld>

Examples of NETHERWORLD

  1. <the shadowy netherworld of all-night raves>

First Known Use of NETHERWORLD

1632

Related to NETHERWORLD

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: Nethinim
Previous Word in the Dictionary: netherwards
All Words Near: netherworld

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up netherworld? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).