Definitions for clandestineklænˈdɛs tɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clan•des•tineklænˈdɛs tɪn(adj.)

  1. held or done in secrecy or concealment, esp. for purposes of subversion or deception; stealthy or surreptitious:

    clandestine meetings.

Origin of clandestine:

1560–70; < L clandestīnus, der. of *clande,*clamde, var. of clam secretly



Princeton's WordNet

  1. clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner(a), hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground(adj)

    conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

    "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance"


  1. clandestine(Adjective)

    Done or kept in secret, sometimes to conceal an illicit or improper purpose.

  2. clandestine(Adjective)

    Not recognized as a regular member.

  3. Origin: From clandestin, derived from clandestinus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clandestine(adj)

    conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage


  1. Clandestine

    Clandestine is the second album by Scandinavian death metal band Entombed. It was released on November 12, 1991, in Europe, and on February 11, 1992, in North America. It helped establish a distinctively Swedish sound in the death metal genre, while being more accessible—and heavier relying on Entombed's epic, gloomy vibe—than its predecessor, the debut Left Hand Path.

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secret or hidden.

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