What does clandestine mean?

Definitions for clandestineklænˈdɛs tɪn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clandestine.

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    conducted with secrecy; withdrawn from public notice, usually for an evil purpose; kept secret; hidden; private; underhand; as, a clandestine marriage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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clandestine

    klan-des′tin, adj. concealed or hidden: private: sly.—adv. Clandes′tinely. [L. clandestinusclam, secretly.]

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    Song lyrics by clandestine -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by clandestine on the Lyrics.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clandestine in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clandestine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Saad Haroon:

    There's lots of development on social media. It's clandestine, guerrilla comedy.

  2. Takashi Kawakami:

    That would be intelligence gathering, not clandestine activity, even that would take at least 30 years.

  3. Eddie West:

    It's a huge problem. Understanding the true scope of the activity is inherently difficult because it's clandestine.

  4. Tony Shaffer:

    I cannot watch things like 'State of Affairs' and 'Homeland,' because after having run real black and clandestine ops, the Hollywood representation is just too ridiculous.

  5. Nourredine Mahjoub:

    My brother was in Italy after a clandestine journey five years ago after leaving from Chebba. He was in Mazara in Italy before he was deported from Lyon in France after two years there.

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