underground organization definition, underground organization meaning | English dictionary




1    occurring, situated, used, or going below ground level  
an underground tunnel, an underground explosion     
2    secret; hidden  
underground activities     
3    a space or region below ground level  
a    a movement dedicated to overthrowing a government or occupation forces, as in the European countries occupied by the German army in World War II  
b    (as modifier)  
an underground group     
5    often preceded by: the   an electric passenger railway operated in underground tunnels,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    subway  
6    usually preceded by: the  
a    any avant-garde, experimental, or subversive movement in popular art, films, music, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
the underground press, underground music     

underground railroad  
      n   often caps   (in the pre-Civil War U.S.) the system established by abolitionists to aid escaping slaves  
Velvet Underground  
      n   the. U.S. avant-garde rock group (1965--70): originally comprised Lou Reed, John Cale (born 1940; bass guitar and viola), Sterling Morrison (1942--95; guitar), and Maureen Tucker (born 1945; drums). Their albums include The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967), White Light/White Heat (1967), and Loaded (1970)  
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International Maritime Organization
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ... UN.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents


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