submarine
I. adjective Date: 1648 underwater; especially undersea <
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II. noun Date: 1703 1. something that functions or operates underwater; specifically a naval vessel designed to operate underwater 2. a large sandwich on a long split roll with any of a variety of fillings (as meatballs or cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, and tomato) — called also grinder, hero, hoagie, Italian sandwich, po'boy, sub, torpedo III. verb (-rined; -rining) Date: 1914 transitive verb to attack by or as if by a submarine ; attack from beneath intransitive verb to dive or slide under something

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  • Submarine — Sub ma*rine , n. 1. 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Submarine — Sub ma*rine , a. Being, acting, or growing, under water in the sea; as, submarine navigators; submarine plants. [1913 Webster] {Submarine armor}, a waterproof dress of strong material, having a helmet into which air for breathing is pumped… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • submarine — (adj.) 1640s, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + MARINE (Cf. marine) (adj.). The noun meaning submarine boat is from 1899. The short form sub is first recorded 1917. Submarine sandwich (1955) so called from the shape of the roll …   Etymology dictionary

  • submarine — [n1] sub nuclear submarine, submersible, U boat, underwater craft, underwater robot; concept 506 submarine [n2] sandwich grinder, hero, hoagie, sub*, torpedo; concepts 457,460,461 …   New thesaurus

  • submarine — [sub΄mə rēn′, sub′mə rēn΄] adj. [ SUB + MARINE] being, living, used, or carried on beneath the surface of the water, esp. of the sea n. 1. a submarine plant or animal 2. a watercraft or naval vessel designed to operate under water 3. HERO… …   English World dictionary

  • submarine — sandwich sub ma*rine sand wich, n. A large sandwich on an elongated roll, usually incompletely cut into two halves, filed with various cold cuts, meatballs, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, olives, etc., and spiced variously, and often having oil or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Submarine — Sub*ma*rine , n. A submarine plant or animal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • submarine — ► NOUN ▪ a streamlined warship designed to operate completely submerged in the sea for long periods. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ existing, occurring, done, or used under the surface of the sea. DERIVATIVES submariner noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Submarine — For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). A Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Oyashio class submarine in 2006 A submarine is a watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water. It differs from a submersible, which… …   Wikipedia

  • submarine — n. /sub meuh reen , sub meuh reen /; adj., v. /sub meuh reen /, n., adj., v., submarined, submarining. n. 1. a vessel that can be submerged and navigated under water, usually built for warfare and armed with torpedoes or guided missiles. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Submarine — Filmdaten Originaltitel Submarine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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