See also: Underground
- Rhymes: -aʊnd
- (not comparable) Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.
- Synonym: subterranean
- There is an underground tunnel that takes you across the river.
- (figuratively) Hidden, furtive, secretive.
- (Of music, art &c.) Outside the mainstream, especially unofficial and hidden from the authorities.
- 1991, Stephen Fry, The Liar, page 27:
- ‘ […] he wrote to me last week telling me about an incredible bitch of a row blazing there on account of someone having been and gone and produced an unofficial magazine called Raddled, full of obscene libellous Oz-like filth. And what I though, what Sammy and I thought, was—why not?’ ‘Why not what?’ said Tom. ‘Why not do the same thing here?’ ‘You mean an underground magazine?’ ‘Yup.’
below the ground
outside the mainstream
- Below the ground.
below the ground
underground (plural undergrounds)
- (geography) Regions beneath the surface of the earth, both natural (eg. caves) and man-made (eg. mines).
- (chiefly Britain) Synonym of : a railway that is under the ground.
- London Underground
- (with definite article) A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.
- Synonym: resistance
- the French underground during World War II
- (with definite article) A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.
regions beneat the surface of the earth
subway — see subway
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, 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, 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, page 110:
- The utility now wants the network to be undergrounded in the urban areas, which would mean substations with 33 kV distribution swtichgear.
- underground (culture)
|Inflection of underground (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)|
- 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)