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

: located below the surface of the water ,

Full Definition of SUBMARINE

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

Examples of SUBMARINE

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

First Known Use of SUBMARINE


Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound



: a ship that can operate underwater

Full Definition of SUBMARINE

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

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Related to SUBMARINE

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay



Definition of SUBMARINE

transitive verb
:  to attack by or as if by a submarine :  attack from beneath
intransitive verb
:  to dive or slide under something

First Known Use of SUBMARINE

SUBMARINE Defined for Kids


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

Definition of SUBMARINE for Kids

:  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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