from The Century Dictionary.

  • Above the ground; not underground: as, overground travel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Situated over or above ground.

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  • adjective Above the ground.


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over- +‎ ground


  • And everywhere, opportunistic alliances between the Maoists and 'overground' political parties and entities are in place, most visibly around each electoral exercise, but in a constant intercourse at all times.

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  • Of course, only a fraction of these Districts have actually witnessed Maoist violence, and most are in the early stages of 'revolutionary mobilisation' - the creation of basic networks, the establishment of underground and 'overground' organisations, and the opportunistic harnessing of local grievances for radical political activity.

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  • So the early nineties were a great time for dance music, with new genres, clubs and artists all going 'overground' at a rate of knots.

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  • In interviews, Fenriz often makes the distinction between "overground" and "underground" sound.


  • Warm Regards simple. they had a choice "overground" or "underground". they chose the cheaper overground option and gave us a naff system that had no additional benefit to the old E bus service ran by crossville (ie don't stop at every stop). instead we've got a ridiculous system that can knock you down at every opportunity, if you don't believe me then look at what happened to Coronation Street's Alan Bradley in all those years ago when he was chasing Rita around Blackpool.

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  • The finished route will include eight new underground stations and four new overground lines, including a connection to Heathrow Airport.

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  • BT in particular have been working with the Met to prevent a recent outbreak of copper telephone wire theft, something vital for overground communications to function properly.

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  • Companies such as BT and O2 have recently been invited to join the emergency planning process and give their expert views on improving overground communication.

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  • But then the best underground theatre is often rooted in the community, overground and fully visible.

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  • It has been happening again with dubstep, the latest underground sound undergoing overground convulsions.

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