Definition of below (the) ground in English:

below (the) ground

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  • Beneath the surface of the ground.

    ‘60 feet below ground’
    • ‘It spanned hundreds of miles and was over 30 feet below the ground in some places, keeping them safe from the constant barrages from the American planes.’
    • ‘To test this controversial theory he supervised a drilling project in Sweden and found clear evidence for life far below the ground beneath solid granite.’
    • ‘My dad was working in a goldmine 1,200 feet below the ground.’
    • ‘Geopathic Stress is mainly caused by narrow paths of water about 200/300 feet below ground.’
    • ‘It's also quite strange that as almost all the damage is below ground, there is nothing to see on the surface that might disturb you.’
    • ‘Working off the ground, below the ground, or with powerful tools and equipment is dangerous work.’
    • ‘The floor was about 4.5 feet below ground and shards of pottery and flint were found, which will be given to the National Museum.’
    • ‘Cicadas live all but their last days feeding on the sap of tree roots located a few inches to a couple of feet below ground.’
    • ‘It may not be a great place to work but it beats digging coal 300 feet below ground.’
    • ‘Their train stopped in a tunnel just before the station, where the line is 400 feet below ground.’
    • ‘Now the sand lies hundreds of feet thick below the ground.’
    • ‘Even though most of the company's network relies on cables buried several feet below the ground, it is not uncommon to have those cables exposed and slashed by flooding and debris, she added.’
    • ‘The finished museum, with five storeys above ground and one storey below ground, will resemble a huge ship.’
    • ‘This property-imaging process will help us to look for anything that may be buried below ground.’
    • ‘Who would have thought the only dry place in that part of the city would be 50 feet below ground.’
    • ‘The miners worked in 100-degree temperatures, 1,000 feet below the ground, in a space they couldn't really stand up in.’
    • ‘Yes, in fact here in Perth they already drain it straight into what we call the aquifer which is where the ground water is situated below ground.’
    • ‘The mines often lie sixty or so feet below the ground.’
    • ‘The map showed that the facility had five floors, extending some sixty feet below ground.’
    • ‘Four means of disposal, surface storage, storage just below ground and two versions of deep subterranean storage, are being considered.’
    subterranean, subterrestrial, below ground, buried, sunken, lower-level, basement
    below ground, below the surface, under the earth, in the earth
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