noun Date: 1903 a crossing of a highway and another way (as a road or railroad) at different levels; also the lower level of such a crossing

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  • underpass — (n.) 1904, Amer.Eng., from UNDER (Cf. under) + PASS (Cf. pass) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • underpass — ► NOUN ▪ a road or pedestrian tunnel passing under another road or a railway …   English terms dictionary

  • underpass — ☆ underpass [un′dərpas΄ ] n. a passage, road, etc. running under something; esp., a passageway for vehicles or pedestrians that runs under a railway or highway …   English World dictionary

  • underpass — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)pɑːs, pæs[/t]] underpasses N COUNT An underpass is a road or path that goes underneath a railway or another road. The Hanger Lane underpass was closed through flooding …   English dictionary

  • underpass — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌpɑːs] / US [ˈʌndərˌpæs] noun [countable] Word forms underpass : singular underpass plural underpasses part of a road or path that goes under another road or under a railway …   English dictionary

  • underpass — /un deuhr pas , pahs /, n. a passage running underneath, esp. a passage for pedestrians or vehicles, or both, crossing under a railroad, road, etc. [1900 05; UNDER + PASS] * * * …   Universalium

  • underpass — noun A road or a pedestrian passage in a tunnel that runs underneath a road or railroad. Syn: subway See Also: overpass …   Wiktionary

  • underpass — Synonyms and related words: access, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, arcade, artery, avenue, channel, cloister, colonnade, communication, conduit, connection, corridor, covered way, defile, exit, ferry, ford, gallery, inlet, interchange,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • underpass — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. underwalk, tunnel, tube, viaduct. See crossing. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. bridge, culvert, cave, passage, subway (British); see also tunnel …   English dictionary for students

  • underpass — un|der|pass [ˈʌndəpa:s US ˈʌndərpæs] n BrE a road or path that goes under another road or a railway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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