Underway definitions

ŭn'dər-wā'
The definition of underway is something that has already begun, or that is going on now.

When a play has already started, this is an example of a time when the play is underway.

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In motion or operation.
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Already commenced or initiated; in progress.
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Neither anchored nor moored to a fixed object.
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Moving; advancing; making progress.
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Not anchored or moored or aground.
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A road, track, path, or street for going under another way or obstacle.

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A voyage, especially underwater.

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(computer science) Subroutine.

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In motion, in progress; being done or carried out.

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Origin of underway

From under- +"Ž way