One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjective
At or above ground level.as adverb ‘less than half the museum is visible above ground’as adjective ‘an above-ground pool’
- ‘As I was on the tube the clouds all seemed to disappear and by the time I came back above ground the sky was a beautiful clear blue.’
- ‘In later times some above-ground masonry pueblo-style houses were constructed too.’
- ‘The above-ground portion of the chestnut died, but not its roots.’
- ‘The spatial result resembles a cathedral crypt or an undercroft, yet it is all above ground.’
- ‘In the hot, humid conditions of the Asian tropics, buildings are traditionally elevated above ground, with overhanging eaves and thin permeable walls to encourage ventilation.’
- ‘The first trapped miner could be back above ground around 11:00 p.m. Eastern.’
- ‘Uzbeks bury their deceased within twenty-four hours of death, in above-ground tombs.’
- ‘Above-ground trams provide excellent transportation.’
- ‘"We decided to replace our above-ground tanks with tanks that sat in containment structures so leaks and spills could be avoided."’
- ‘Public outcry led to the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 that ended above-ground testing.’
- ‘No above-ground swimming pools are permitted, and hot tubs must be out of the neighbors' line of sight.’
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