nether world

or neth·er·world


the infernal regions; hell.
the afterworld, or the hereafter.

Origin of nether world

First recorded in 1630–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nether world

underworld, Hades

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British Dictionary definitions for nether world

nether world


the world after death; the underworld
a criminal underworld
Also called (for senses 1, 2): nether regions
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