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submarine

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

Definition of submarine

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

Examples of submarine in a Sentence

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

1648

First Known Use of submarine

1648

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submarine

noun sub·ma·rine

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 (such as meatballs or cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, and tomato) —called also grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, po'boy, sub, torpedo

Examples of submarine in a Sentence

  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

submarined

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submarining

  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

1905

First Known Use of submarine

1905



SUBMARINE Defined for English Language Learners

submarine

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Definition of submarine for English Language Learners

  • : located below the surface of the water ,

submarine

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Definition of submarine for English Language Learners

  • : a ship that can operate underwater


SUBMARINE Defined for Kids

submarine

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

Definition of submarine for Students

  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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