Overpass vs. Underpass

Overpass vs. Underpass — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Overpass and Underpass

Overpassnoun

A passage, roadway, or bridge that crosses above another roadway or thoroughfare.

Underpassnoun

A passage underneath something, especially a section of road that passes under another road or a railroad.

Overpassverb

To pass over or across; traverse.

Underpassnoun

An intersection formed in this way.

Overpassverb

To go beyond; surpass.

Underpassnoun

A passage that crosses a road, railroad or similar obstacle in a tunnel underneath it.

Overpassverb

To go over (a limit or boundary); transgress.

Underpassnoun

an underground tunnel or passage enabling pedestrians to cross a road or railway

Overpassverb

To overlook or disregard.

Overpassnoun

A section of a road or path that crosses over an obstacle, especially another road, railway, etc.

The homeless man had built a little shelter, complete with cook-stove, beneath a concrete overpass.

Overpassverb

To pass above something, as when flying or moving on a higher road.

Gillian watched the overpassing shoppers on the second floor of the mall, as she relaxed in the bench on the ground floor.

Overpassverb

(transitive) To exceed, overstep, or transcend a limit, threshold, or goal.

Marshall was really overpassing his authority when he ordered the security guards to fire their tasers at the trespassers.The precocious student had really overpassed her peers, and was reading books written for children several years older.

Overpassverb

(transitive) To disregard, skip, or miss something.

"Don't overpass those cheeses; they're really quite excellent!" gushed Terry, pointing to the buffet table.

Overpassnoun

bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels;

an overpass is called a flyover or a flypast in England