adverb or adjective

be·​low·​ground bi-ˌlō-ˈgrau̇nd How to pronounce belowground (audio)
: beneath the surface of the earth

Examples of belowground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore Edinburgh’s historic alleyways Layers upon layers of history mean visitors must head belowground to see Edinburgh’s only preserved, 17th-century street. Meghan Miner Murray, National Geographic, 2 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of belowground was in 1617

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“Belowground.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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