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See also: Underground
- 1 English
- 2 Finnish
- 3 French
- 4 Italian
- 5 Spanish
- Rhymes: -aʊnd
- (not comparable) Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.
There is an underground tunnel that takes you across the river.
- Hidden, furtive, secretive.
These criminals operate through an underground network.
- Of music, art, etc, outside the mainstream.
- (below the ground): subterranean
- (hidden): clandestine, hidden, hush-hush, secret
- (outside the mainstream): avant-garde, unconventional
below the ground
outside the mainstream
- Below the ground.
- The tunnel goes underground at this point.
below the ground
underground (plural undergrounds)
- (chiefly Britain) An underground railway.
- (with "the") A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.
- (with "the") A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.
- (underground railway): metro, métro (the underground railway of Paris), subway (US), Tube (British - the underground railway of London)
- (movement or organisation of people who resist political convention): resistance
- (movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention): avant-garde, counter-culture
underground railway — see underground railway
movement or organisation of people who resist political convention
movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention
- To route electricity distribution cables underground
1962, David Pesonen, “Battles Over Energy”, in Carolyn Merchant, editor, Green Versus Gold: Sources in California's Environmental History, Island Press, published 1998, ISBN 9781559635806, page 325:
- One is to underground where no other alternative will work, and this method should be used universally in urban regions as it now is in “downtown” sections.
2004, Don L. Ivey and C. Paul Scott, “Solutions”, in Transportation Research Board Committee on Utilities, editor, Utilities and Roadside Safety, State of the Art Report 9, Transportation Research Board, ISBN 9780309094511, page 9:
- Also, undergrounding may not eliminate the potential for crashes with other roadside objects, such as trees, walls, buildings, and so forth. [...] When looking at the fesibility of undergrounding utilities, the complete roadside area and nearby adjacent properties should be evaluated for potential roadside obstructions or hazards.
2006, Janes Northcote-Green, Robert Wilson, “Design, Construction and Operation of Distribution Systems, MV Networks”, in Control and Automation of Electrical Power Distribution Systems, CRC Press, ISBN 9780824726317, page 110:
- The utility now wants the network to be undergrounded in the urban areas, which would mean substations with 33 kV distribution swtichgear.
to route electricity distribution cables underground
- underground (culture)
|Inflection of underground (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)|
underground m, f (invariable)
- underground (outside the mainstream)
underground m (uncountable)
- (singular only) the underground (people who resist artistic convention)
- “underground” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
l'underground m (invariable)
- the underground (people who resist artistic convention)
underground m (plural undergrounds)
- underground (movement)