What is another word for overpass?

Pronunciation: [ˌə͡ʊvəpˈas] (IPA)

The word "overpass" refers to a bridge or a roadway that passes over another road, highway or water body. Some common synonyms for this word include viaduct, flyover, elevated highway or bridge, and overbridge. A viaduct is a long elevated railway bridge that is constructed to cross over valleys and other obstacles in the landscape. A flyover is a roadway that is constructed over another road in order to divert traffic. An elevated highway or bridge refers to a roadway or bridge that is constructed at a higher level than the surrounding terrain. Lastly, an overbridge is a term used in British English to describe an overpass.

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What are the opposite words for overpass?

An overpass, also known as a flyover, is a structure built over a roadway or railway line to enable safe and smooth traffic flow. The opposite of an overpass is an underpass, which is a road or pedestrian crossing built underneath a railway or roadway. An underpass allows smooth movement of people, bicycles or vehicles without any interference from the vehicles passing above. The term crossing can also be used as an antonym for 'overpass'. These two terms have been popularly used in the United Kingdom to define a structure that carries a road or footpath over water or valleys instead of a road or railway. Other antonyms for 'overpass' includes 'underbridge' and 'subway.

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Usage examples for Overpass

That sublime prayer ending in sobs, at the moment when the soul of the voices was about to overpass human limits, gave a wrench to Durtal's nerves, and made his heart beat.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
He now understood the injustice of his judgments, and confessed that between faith and practice was a gulf difficult to overpass.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
If in certain cases, he allows the seduction to overpass our means of resistance, it is to recall us to humility, to bring us back to Him by remorse, for other causes which we know not, which it is not His business to show us.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

Famous quotes with Overpass

  • If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.
    Alexander Hamilton
  • I longed for a power of vision which might overpass that limit; which might reach the busy world, towns, regions full of life I had heard of but never seen: that I desired more of practical experience than I possessed; more of intercourse with my kind, of acquaintance with variety of character, than was here within my reach.
    Charlotte Brontë

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