What does submarine mean?

Definitions for submarine
ˌsʌb məˈrin, ˈsʌb məˌrinsub·ma·rine

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. submarine, pigboat, sub, U-boatnoun

    a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

  2. bomber, grinder, hero, hero sandwich, hoagie, hoagy, Cuban sandwich, Italian sandwich, poor boy, sub, submarine, submarine sandwich, torpedo, wedge, zepadjective

    a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States

  3. submarine, underseaverb

    beneath the surface of the sea

  4. submarineverb

    move forward or under in a sliding motion

    "The child was injured when he submarined under the safety belt of the car"

  5. submarineverb

    throw with an underhand motion

  6. submarineverb

    bring down with a blow to the legs

  7. submarineverb

    control a submarine

  8. submarineverb

    attack by submarine

    "The Germans submarined the Allies"

GCIDE

  1. Submarinenoun

    A submarine sandwich.

  2. Submarinenoun

    A submarine boat; a ship that can travel under the surface of the water. Most such ships are ships of war, as part of a navy, but submarines are also used for oceanic research. Also called sub and (from the German U-Boot) U-boat. esp., Nav., a submarine torpedo boat; -- called specif. submergible submarine when capable of operating at various depths and of traveling considerable distances under water, and submersible submarine when capable of being only partly submerged, i.e., so that the conning tower, etc., is still above water. The latter type and most of the former type are submerged as desired by regulating the amount of water admitted to the ballast tanks and sink on an even keel; some of the former type effect submersion while under way by means of horizontal rudders, in some cases also with admission of water to the ballast tanks.

Wiktionary

  1. submarinenoun

    A boat that can go underwater.

  2. submarinenoun

    A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread.

  3. submarinenoun

    Pitch delivered with an underhand motion.

  4. submarineverb

    To operate or serve on a submarine

  5. submarineverb

    To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack

  6. submarineadjective

    Under water.

  7. submarineadjective

    Of something hidden or undisclosed, e.g. submarine patent.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Submarineadjective

    Lying or acting under the sea.

    Etymology: sub and mare.

    This contrivance may seem difficult, because these submarine navigators will want winds and tides for motion, and the sight of the heavens for direction. John Wilkins.

    Not only the herbaceous and woody submarine plants, but also the lithophyta affect this manner of growing, as I observed in corals. John Ray, on the Creation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Submarineadjective

    being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants

  2. Submarinenoun

    a submarine plant or animal

Freebase

  1. Submarine

    A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation underwater. It differs from a submersible, which has more limited underwater capability. The term most commonly refers to a large, crewed, autonomous vessel. It is also sometimes used historically or colloquially to refer to remotely operated vehicles and robots, as well as medium-sized or smaller vessels, such as the midget submarine and the wet sub. Used as an adjective in phrases such as submarine cable, "submarine" means "under the sea". The noun submarine evolved as a shortened form of submarine boat. For reasons of naval tradition, submarines are usually referred to as "boats" rather than as "ships", regardless of their size. Although experimental submarines had been built before, submarine design took off during the 19th century, and they were adopted by several navies. Submarines were first widely used during World War I, and now figure in many large navies. Military usage includes attacking enemy surface ships or submarines, aircraft carrier protection, blockade running, ballistic missile submarines as part of a nuclear strike force, reconnaissance, conventional land attack, and covert insertion of special forces. Civilian uses for submarines include marine science, salvage, exploration and facility inspection/maintenance. Submarines can also be modified to perform more specialized functions such as search-and-rescue missions or undersea cable repair. Submarines are also used in tourism, and for undersea archaeology.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Submarine

    sub-ma-rēn′, adj. under, or in, the sea.—Submarine boat, one capable of being propelled under water, esp. for carrying and firing torpedoes.—Submarine mine, a mass of explosives sunk in the sea.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of submarine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of submarine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of submarine in a Sentence

  1. Gert Normann Andersen:

    I think the rumor developed because U-3523 was a very modern, long-distance U-boat and some Nazis tried to escape with valuables in the last days, but the submarine was going to Norway, and not to South America with Nazis and valuables.

  2. Collin Koh:

    We will see the Indian Ocean grow in importance, too, particularly around traditional chokeholds, such as the approaches to the Malacca Straits and the Nicobar islands, so an improved U.S. relationship with the major submarine player in the area, India, is very significant.

  3. Kim Dong-yub:

    Announcing his inspection of the new submarine is also to build internal solidarity, to dispel people's concerns about national security, reassure them, and boost military morale.

  4. Naval Operations Adm. William Moran:

    We've aggressively gone after readiness challenges in our operational submarine fleet, and identified three key drivers : public shipyard capacity, shipyard productivity and parts availability, working with our industry partners, we've been able to allocate multiple submarines to private shipyards in order to alleviate the disparity between demand and capacity within our public shipyards. Our first-ever Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan, delivered to Congress earlier this year, establishes our road map to upgrade our dry docks, facilities and equipment to improve overall productivity.

  5. Ankit Panda:

    This, to my eye, is the submarine that the U.S. intelligence community has been calling the Sinpo-C, a successor to North Korea's only known ballistic missile submarine.

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