from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Nautical A vessel that is capable of operating submerged. Also called sub1.
  • n. A large sandwich consisting of a long roll split lengthwise and filled with layers of meat, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and condiments. Also called sub1; also called regionally Cuban sandwich, grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, poor boy, torpedo, wedge, zep.
  • adj. Beneath the surface of the water; undersea.
  • transitive v. To attack by submarine, especially with torpedoes.
  • transitive v. Sports To knock down with a blow to the legs.
  • transitive v. Baseball To pitch (a ball) with an underhand motion.
  • intransitive v. To slide, drive, or throw under something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Under water.
  • adj. Hidden or undisclosed.
  • n. A boat that can go underwater.
  • n. A kind of sandwich made in a long loaf of bread.
  • n. Pitch delivered with an underhand motion.
  • n. Any submarine plant or animal.
  • n. A stowaway on a seagoing vessel.
  • v. To operate or serve on a submarine
  • v. To torpedo; to destroy with a sudden sneak attack

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea.
  • n. a water-tight dress or covering for a diver. See under Submarine.
  • n. A submarine plant or animal.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A stowaway on a seagoing vessel.
  • n. A submarine sandwich.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated or living under or in the sea, either at the bottom or below the surface; below the surface of the sea: as, submarine plants; a submarine telegraph.
  • Occurring or carried on below the surface of the sea: as, submarine explorations; designed for use under the sea: as, submarine armor.
  • A submarine plant.
  • n. A vessel designed to navigate either entirely under water or on the surface, with a crew contained within it and with its own motive power; specifically, a submarine torpedo-boat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. control a submarine
  • v. throw with an underhand motion
  • v. move forward or under in a sliding motion
  • n. 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
  • n. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
  • adj. beneath the surface of the sea
  • v. attack by submarine
  • v. bring down with a blow to the legs


sub- +‎ marine (Wiktionary)



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