above·​ground | \ ə-ˈbəv-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce aboveground (audio) \

Definition of aboveground

1 : located or occurring on or above the surface of the ground
2 : existing, produced, or published by or within the establishment aboveground movies

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Before coming to Yale, Ms. Ramirez took pride in her parents’ work ethic and enjoyed simple pleasures like swimming in their aboveground pool, taking camping trips and riding behind her father on his snowmobile. New York Times, "Brett Kavanaugh Fit In With the Privileged Kids. She Did Not.," 14 Sep. 2019 The aboveground section runs from Mondawmin to Owings Mills. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Inspection of Baltimore subway found 17 of 19 track segments checked were unsafe to operate on," 16 Feb. 2018 Like its predecessor, the new design calls for an aboveground two-story garage, concealed by landscaping, at the east end of the Midway Plaisance, the mile-long strip of land that connects Jackson and Washington parks. Lolly Bowean And Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Community leaders skeptical about new Obama Center garage design," 21 Dec. 2017 The Amargosa is protected along an aboveground length of 15 miles. Jim Robbins, New York Times, "The Amargosa River Defies the Desert," 18 Dec. 2017 To make a comeback, the aboveground part of the plant has to have escaped severe damage. Constance Casey, Slate Magazine, "After the Fires, What Will Become of California’s Wine Crop?," 18 Oct. 2017 And the aboveground economy will remain the province of the unindicted sharpers who did such a great job with it in 2008. Charles P. Pierce, SI.com, "Latest College Basketball Scandal Carries Stench of Prosecutorial Overreach," 30 Sep. 2017 Some states, like Pennsylvania, favor letting the wastewater settle in aboveground pools, which can cause run-off contamination of drinking supplies. Simon Worrall, National Geographic, "Earthquakes Can Happen in More Places Than You Think," 26 Aug. 2017 The work zone stretches 4.5 miles and will encompass signal upgrades, power cable renewals and the replacement of about 1,500 crossties — the wooden beams that space the tracks at the proper distance on aboveground portions of track. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Round-the-clock track work to close two Metro Green Line stations beginning this weekend," 4 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of aboveground

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of aboveground

US : located or occurring above the ground

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