(noun, adjective, verb)


1. beneath the surface of the sea

Similar word(s): subsurface, undersea

Sentences with submarine as an adjective:

- a submarine patent


1. a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes

Similar word(s): pigboat, sub

Definition categories: man–made, submersible

2. 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

Similar word(s): bomber, grinder, hero, hoagie, hoagy, sub, torpedo, wedge, zep

Definition categories: food, sandwich


1. move forward or under in a sliding motion

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

Definition categories: motion, skid, slew, slide, slip, slue

2. throw with an underhand motion

Definition categories: contact, flip, pitch, sky, toss

3. bring down with a blow to the legs

Definition categories: contact, down

4. control a submarine

Definition categories: contact, control, operate

5. attack by submarine

- The Germans submarined the Allies

Definition categories: competition, assail, attack