netherworld

noun neth·er·world \ ˈne-t͟hər-ˌwərld \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

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 in a Sentence

  1. the shadowy netherworld of all-night raves

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First Known Use of netherworld

1632

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of netherworld for English Language Learners

  • the netherworld : the world of the dead

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


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