What does subterranean mean?

Definitions for subterraneanˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subterranean, subterraneous(adj)

    being or operating under the surface of the earth

    "subterranean passages"; "a subsurface flow of water"

  2. subterranean, subterraneous, ulterior(adj)

    lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)

    "subterranean motives for murder"; "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge"- Bertrand Russell


  1. subterranean(Adjective)

    below ground, under the earth, underground

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subterranean(adj)

    alt. of Subterraneous


  1. Subterranean

    Subterranean is an MCD released by the Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames on 15 June 1995. It was remastered and re-released in 2003 by Regain Records. "Dead Eternity" is featured on The Jester Race, with Anders Fridén as singer. "The Inborn Lifeless" also appears on The Jester Race, but with a different name and lyrics, and with an alternate ending and slightly different solo. Although Daniel Erlandsson is pictured with the band through certain parts of the EP, he was still a guest, for he did not perform on the whole EP.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subterranean

    sub-te-rā′nē-an, adj. under the earth or ground—also Subterrā′neous, Subterrēne′, Subterres′trial.—adv. Subterrā′neously. [L. sub, under, terra, the earth.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subterranean in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subterranean in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Norman Mailer:

    There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.

  2. Tom Hatton:

    Therefore, the EPA concluded the proposal would threaten the viability of some species of subterranean fauna, animals which live underground, such as stygofauna.

  3. Ed Vargo:

    You have the two most destructive subterranean termite species in the world, and here they are, brought together through human activity, being introduced together in a place where they're not native, and they're hybridizing.

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