1. (religion) the world of the dead

Similar word(s): hades, hell, underworld

Definition categories: thought

Sentences with netherworld as a noun:

- In some religions, one's soul departs to a netherworld, hell, instead of the heavens.

- While I was astrally projecting, I felt my soul pass through many insubstantial netherworlds.

- The missionary was motivated by a sincere desire to rescue souls from eternal torment in the netherworld.

- Richard had been initiated to the netherworld of dog racing by his father, and knew all the popular greyhound performance enhancing drugs.