[ bih-loh-ground ]

  1. situated beneath the surface of the earth; subterranean.

  2. no longer living; buried, as in a cemetery (usually used predicatively): All those who might have known about the incident are now belowground.

Origin of belowground

First recorded in 1955–60; below + ground1

Words Nearby belowground Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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