Definition of subterranean
1 : being, lying, or operating under the surface of the earth
2 : existing or working in secret : hidden a subterranean network of criminals
subterraneanlyor less commonly
Examples of subterranean in a Sentence
a subterranean bunker that supposedly could withstand even an atomic blast
Recent Examples of subterranean from the Web
In the case of Harshu Sethi and her maid, Johra Bibi, in Noida on Wednesday, the clash was Alfred Hitchcock-grade, awakening subterranean anxieties about the true relationship between the rich and the poor.
The castle has its own chapel, guard rooms, subterranean passages from its time as a fortress, and a massive kitchen that appears to have remained largely unchanged for the better part of 300 years.
The nonprofit group that has transformed the former streetcar tunnels under Dupont Circle into a subterranean art space is trying to fundraise for expansion, Rachel Chason reports.
The subterranean stems also occasionally send up flower stems (aka peduncles).
Much of the project, however, focused on subterranean infrastructure fixes.
Underground exploits Musk has been delighting followers of his subterranean adventures by posting various videos including the one above showing how the system could work.
Twenty-three such boxes were filled when LACMA, the tar pits’ neighbor, built a subterranean parking lot in the aughts.
It’s easier to deliver, to sell it, conspicuously; the tougher course involves delivering in unexpected and subterranean ways.
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Go Underground With subterranean
A tunnel is a subterranean road or pathway, and a subway is a subterranean railway. The subterranean vaults at Fort Knox hold billions of dollars of gold reserves. Subterranean reservoirs called aquifers are tapped for water; in places where the pressure on the subterranean water is great enough, a hole drilled in the ground will bring it bubbling to the surface.
SUBTERRANEAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subterranean for English Language Learners
: located or living under the surface of the ground
: existing or working in secret
SUBTERRANEAN Defined for Kids
Definition of subterranean for Students
: being, lying, or operating under the surface of the earth a subterranean lake
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