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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·der·world /-ˌwɝld/
 地獄,下層社會,塵世

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.   --Tennyson.
 4. The inferior part of mankind. [R.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 underworld
      n 1: the criminal class
      2: (religion) the world of the dead; "he didn't want to go to
         hell when he died" [syn: Hel, Hell, Hades, infernal
         region, netherworld, Scheol]