Definition of Submarine

1. Adjective. Beneath the surface of the sea.

Exact synonyms: Undersea
Similar to: Subsurface

2. Verb. Move forward or under in a sliding motion. "The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"
Generic synonyms: Skid, Slew, Slide, Slip, Slue

3. Noun. A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes.

4. Verb. Throw with an underhand motion.
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Flip, Pitch, Sky, Toss

5. Noun. A large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States.

6. Verb. Bring down with a blow to the legs.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Cut Down, Down, Knock Down, Pull Down, Push Down

7. Verb. Control a submarine.
Generic synonyms: Control, Operate
Derivative terms: Submariner

8. Verb. Attack by submarine. "The Germans submarined the Allies"
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack

Definition of Submarine

1. a. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants.

2. n. A submarine plant or animal.

3. n. A submarine boat; esp., Nav., a submarine torpedo boat; -- called specif. submergible submarine when capable of operating at various depths and of traveling considerable distances under water, and submersible submarine when capable of being only partly submerged, i.e., so that the conning tower, etc., is still above water. The latter type and most of the former type are submerged as desired by regulating the amount of water admitted to the ballast tanks and sink on an even keel; some of the former type effect submersion while under way by means of horizontal rudders, in some cases also with admission of water to the ballast tanks.

Definition of Submarine

1. Adjective. Under water. ¹

2. Adjective. Of something hidden or undisclosed, e.g. '''submarine patent'''. ¹

3. Noun. A boat that can go underwater. ¹

4. Noun. A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread. ¹

5. Noun. (baseball) Pitch delivered with an underhand motion. ¹

6. Verb. To operate or serve on a submarine ¹

7. Verb. To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack ¹

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Definition of Submarine


Lexicographical Neighbors of Submarine

submachine gun
submachine guns
submandibular gland
submandibular salivary gland
submarine ball
submarine earthquake
submarine fan
submarine patent
submarine pitch
submarine river
submarine rivers
submarine sandwich
submarine torpedo

Literary usage of Submarine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Ind 88:143 О 23 '16 Original ambitions of the submarine. ... Sei Am S 81:135 F 26 '16 Poleward by submarine, il Lit Digest 52:434 F 19 '16 Present condition ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"Survey 39:137-40 N 10 '17 66:89 Jl 47 Submarine boats War changes in the map of ... Lit Digest 55:43+ О 6 47 Escape from a sunken submarine, il Lit Digest ..."

3. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"May К—Danish steamer Cathay is sunk by a German submarine In the North Sea ... May 12—British submarine E-14 has penetrated to the Sea of Marmora and has ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"British submarine enters Sea of Marmora. French warship Leon Gambetta sunk. ... Austrian submarine sinks the Giuseppe Garibaldi in the Adriatic. ..."

5. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1915)
"Describes the spying tube of the submarine and its development. Ills. 1200 w. Sci Am—Jan. ... 56974 A. The Submarine. Extracts from a lecture by Prof. ..."

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