What does subterranean mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term 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

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