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submarine

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adjective sub·ma·rine \ˈsəb-mə-ˌrēn, ˌsəb-mə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of submarine

  • : located below the surface of the water ,

Full Definition of submarine

  1. :  underwater; especially :  undersea <submarine plants> <submarine minerals>

Examples of submarine

  1. <the submarine fossils that are to be found in coral reefs>



1648

First Known Use of submarine

1648

Other Oceanography Terms


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submarine

noun sub·ma·rine

Simple Definition of submarine

  • : a ship that can operate underwater

Full Definition of submarine

  1. 1 :  something that functions or operates underwater; specifically :  a naval vessel designed to operate underwater

  2. 2 :  a large sandwich on a long split roll with any of a variety of fillings (as meatballs or cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, and tomato) —called also grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, po'boy, sub, torpedo

Examples of submarine

  1. <always orders a roast beef submarine with the works>



1703

First Known Use of submarine

1703

Other Nautical Terms


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submarine

verb sub·ma·rine

Definition of submarine

submarinedsubmarin·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attack by or as if by a submarine :  attack from beneath

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to dive or slide under something



1914

First Known Use of submarine

1914



SUBMARINE Defined for Kids

submarine

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noun sub·ma·rine \ˈsəb-mə-ˌrēn, ˌsəb-mə-ˈrēn\

Definition of submarine

  1. :  a naval ship designed to operate underwater



Word Root of submarine

The Latin word mare, meaning “sea,” gives us the root mar. Words from Latin mare have something to do with the sea. Something marine, such as an animal or plant, lives in the sea. A marina is a dock in the sea where boats can anchor. A submarine is a ship that operates underwater in the sea.



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