overground

adjective
  1. on or above the surface of the groundan overground railway
  2. having become sufficiently established, known, or accepted so as to no longer be considered avante-garde, experimental, or subversive
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Examples from the Web for overground

Contemporary Examples of overground

Historical Examples of overground

  • We went to the cemeteries, with their overground, oven-like tombs, necessitated by the water-soaked condition of the soil.

    A Flight in Spring

    J. Harris Knowles

  • The Scotch, Irish and English overground fairies were, as a general thing, very much alike.

    Brownies and Bogles

    Louise Imogen Guiney


Word Origin and History for overground
adj.

"situated above ground" (as opposed to underground), 1879, from over- + ground (n.).

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