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1. underground

adjective. ['ˈʌndɝˌgraʊnd'] under the level of the ground.

Synonyms

  • belowground

Antonyms

  • surface
  • unconcealed

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • under (English)
  • under (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Underground

  • background
  • battleground
  • campground
  • confound
  • earthbound
  • eastbound
  • electrosound
  • fairground
  • foreground
  • foxhound
  • greyhound
  • hidebound
  • homebound
  • horehound
  • merry-go-round
  • outbound
  • playground
  • runaround
  • snowbound
  • southbound

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A common misspelling of underground is undergound

Example sentences of the word underground


1. Noun, singular or mass
Chipmunks live underground, digging burrows up to 30 feet long.

2. Adjective
Earthworms remove dead organic material from the surface of the soil and carry it underground.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Moles spend most of their life underground* and rarely come to the surface.

4.
*Verb, base form

The tunnels are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and connect to underground dens or chambers.

Quotes containing the word underground


1. Washington, D.C., has everything that Rome, Paris and London have in the way of great architecture - great power bases. Washington has obelisks and pyramids and underground tunnels and great art and a whole shadow world that we really don't see.
- Dan Brown

2. The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
- Cyril Connolly

3. We're all made of stories. When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on. Not forever, perhaps, but for a time. It's a kind of immortality, I suppose, bounded by limits, it's true, but then so's everything.
- Charles de Lint

2. underground

noun. ['ˈʌndɝˌgraʊnd'] an electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city).

Synonyms

  • metro
  • subway
  • railroad
  • railway line
  • railway
  • subway system
  • railway system
  • tube

Antonyms

  • significant
  • tidy
  • visible
  • explicit

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • under (English)
  • under (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. underground

adjective. ['ˈʌndɝˌgraʊnd'] conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods.

Synonyms

  • secret
  • undercover
  • hole-and-corner
  • cloak-and-dagger
  • hugger-mugger
  • hush-hush
  • covert
  • surreptitious

Antonyms

  • exoteric
  • public
  • acknowledged
  • outward

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • under (English)
  • under (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. underground

noun. ['ˈʌndɝˌgraʊnd'] a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force.

Synonyms

  • revolutionary group
  • Maquis

Antonyms

  • cathode
  • anode
  • walk

Etymology

  • ground (English)
  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • under (English)
  • under (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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