Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


[suhb-tuh-reyn, suhb-tuh-reyn] /ˈsʌb təˌreɪn, ˌsʌb təˈreɪn/
a cave or subterranean room.
Also, subterrain, subterrene
[suhb-tuh-reen, suhb-tuh-reen] /ˈsʌb təˌrin, ˌsʌb təˈrin/ (Show IPA)
Origin of subterrane
1605-15, in sense “subterranean”; 1765-75 for current sense; < Latin subterrāneus subterranean, equivalent to sub- sub- + terr(a) earth + -āneus composite adj. suffix, equivalent to -ān(us) -an + -eus -eous Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for subterrane
Historical Examples
  • For surely demons in mortal shape must have invented that terrible engine by means of which I was consigned to this subterrane!

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • And by what means can access be obtained to this subterrane?

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf George W. M. Reynolds
  • Brahms takes us to subterrane depths; Beethoven is for the heights.

    Unicorns James Huneker

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for subterrane

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for subterrane

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for subterrane