follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

subterrane

[suhb-tuh-reyn, suhb-tuh-reyn] /ˈsʌb təˌreɪn, ˌsʌb təˈreɪn/
noun
1.
a cave or subterranean room.
Also, subterrain, subterrene
[suhb-tuh-reen, suhb-tuh-reen] /ˈsʌb təˌrin, ˌsʌb təˈrin/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin of subterrane
1605-1615
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
Dictionary.com 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

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for subterrane