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
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.
The list read like amped-up WPA posters: Climb a volcano! Subterranean wonders!
During the Grunewald era, the Blue Room was one flight up from The Cave, a subterranean pleasure palace inspired by Mammoth Cave in Kentucky that was an entertainment destination from 1907 to 1930.
Recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced his new venture, the Boring Company, which aims to solve our ever-increasing traffic problems by creating a complex network of subterranean tunnels for cars.
At the same time, Mr. Corbyn, the beneficiary of subterranean expectations, appears to have been given a lift by simply not messing up badly.
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Did You Know?
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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