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English

Etymology

under + ground

Adjective

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Positive
underground

Comparative
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  1. (not comparable) Below the ground; below the surface of the Earth.
    There is an underground tunnel that takes you across the river.
  2. Hidden, furtive, secretive.
    These criminals operate through an underground network.
  3. Of music, art, etc, outside the mainstream.

Synonyms

Translations

Adverb

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Positive
underground

Comparative
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  1. Below the ground.
    The tunnel goes underground at this point.
  2. Secretly.

Synonyms

Translations

Noun

Singular
underground

Plural
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underground ({{{1}}})
  1. An underground railway.
  2. (with the) A movement or organisation of people who resist political convention.
  3. (with the) A movement or organisation of people who resist artistic convention.

Synonyms

  • (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

Translations

underground railway See underground railway

See also


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /œ̃.dɛʁ.ɡʁawnd/, SAMPA: /9~.dER.gRawnd/

Adjective

Singular Plural
Masculine underground
IPA: /œ̃.dɛʁ.ɡʁawnd/
underground
IPA: /œ̃.dɛʁ.ɡʁawnd/
Feminine underground
IPA: /œ̃.dɛʁ.ɡʁawnd/
underground
IPA: /œ̃.dɛʁ.ɡʁawnd/

underground

  1. underground (outside the mainstream)

Noun

l'underground m

  1. the underground (people who resist artistic convention)

Italian

Noun

l'underground m

  1. the underground (people who resist artistic convention)

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