nether world

or neth·er·world

See synonyms for nether world on
  1. the infernal regions; hell.

  2. 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. 2024

How to use nether world in a sentence

  • But out of the purlieus of this netherworld strange beings issue when the shades of evening fall.

    London's Underworld | Thomas Holmes
  • And if a word of mine can reach the toiling sisters in the netherworld, I would say to them: Be hopeful!

    London's Underworld | Thomas Holmes
  • Both belong to the Upperworld of this Fableland; hence they stand in contrast with the Netherworld, which is now to follow.

    Homer's Odyssey | Denton J. Snider

British Dictionary definitions for nether world

nether world

  1. the world after death; the underworld

  2. hell

  1. a criminal underworld

  • Also called (for senses 1, 2): nether regions

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